Saturday, February 20, 2010

Controversy over diabetes drug

The New York Times is reporting that, according to confidential government reports, diabetes prescription drug Avandia is needlessly causing hundreds of cases of heart attacks and heart failure each month. Avandia was linked to 304 deaths during the third quarter of 2009, and a report by the FDA’s David Graham and Kate Gelperin concludes the pill should be withdrawn from the market. (For more on that see here). Go to Pharmalot for more on this story.

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