FDA Advisors Question Mercury Fillings Report

Law360, New York (September 11, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Amid rising concerns over the safety of mercury dental fillings, government health advisors on Thursday rejected a federal report that found the fillings are safe, calling for further investigation into whether mercury-based amalgam can harm patients.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration had tasked the panel of outside advisors with reviewing the report, which detailed 34 recent research studies of mercury-based fillings and found "no significant new information" that would change the FDA's earlier determination that the fillings are safe, except in rare cases of allergic...
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