About The Authors

Curt D Furberg, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor in the Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. He received his medical training in Sweden. After arriving in the United States, he worked at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health for 12 years. During this period, he was head of the Clinical Trials Branch. His areas of interest are clinical trials, evidence-based medicine and drug safety. Dr. Furberg is co-author of the texts "Fundamentals of Clinical Trials" and "Data Monitoring in Clinical Trials. A Case Studies Approach."

Bengt D. Furberg, M.D., Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Clinical Physiology at the University of Uppsala, Sweden and is board-certified in internal medicine. He practiced medicine for 20 years and conducted several clinical trials in different clinical areas. After spending a decade as medical director in the pharmaceutical industry, he now serves as a medical consultant, evaluating the safety and efficacy of pharmaceutical products and medical devices and in the promotion of evidence-based medicine.

Larry D. Sasich, Pharm.D., MPH, FASHP has had a long career in pharmacy education and over 15 years of experience working in the public interest arena, focusing on the FDA, drug safety and policy, and communicating drug safety information to the public. He has served on the U.S. FDA's Science Board and is a consultant to the Saudi Arabian Food and Drug Authority and Public Citizen's Health Research Group in Washington, DC.

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