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100,000 patients died from using diabetes drug Avandia

Thursday, September 27, 2012

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In July GlaxoSmithKline, the UK’s largest drug manufacturer, pleaded guilty to criminal charges and agreed to a $3 billion settlement with states and the U.S. government over accusations that it improperly promoted its drugs for unapproved uses and failed to report safety data. 50,000 to 100,000 patients died from using Glaxo’s blockbuster diabetes drug Avandia […]

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New study confirms Avandia heart injury

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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A new analysis confirms that those who take the diabetes drug Avandia are more likely to develop heart problems and die than those who take a similar type of diabetes medication. Avandia helps control blood sugar levels in the body, and is prescribed for patients with type 2 diabetes. Studies in recent years have differed […]

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Avandia lawsuit

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

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Louisiana has filed a lawsuit against GlaxoSmithKline for fraud involving the diabetes drug Avandia, alleging that the drug maker hid information about potential side effects of Avandia. The Avandia suit was filed last week by Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell, claiming that GlaxoSmithKline collected more than $36 million in Medicaid reimbursements from the state as […]

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Avandia restricted to limited Type 2 diabetes patients

Thursday, September 23, 2010

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The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that access to the diabetes drug Avandia will be restricted to patients with Type 2 diabetes whose condition cannot be controlled with other medications. Also Thursday, the European Medicines Agency recommended that Avandia be taken off the market. The EMA is Europe’s counterpart to the U.S. Food and […]

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Avandia may cause serious or even life-threatening heart problems

Saturday, July 10, 2010

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Two new studies suggest Avandia may cause serious heart problems. FDA will reveal on Friday the data it is reviewing ahead of an advisory panel meeting about the safety of the popular diabetes drug. The meeting, scheduled for July 13 and 14, comes on the heels of two new studies suggesting that Avandia may cause […]

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Avandia may cause heart attacks

Saturday, July 10, 2010

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GlaxoSmithKline misinterpreted crucial details of a study finding that Avandia, its blockbuster diabetes drug, is safe, a medical reviewer for the Food and Drug Administration said Friday. Correctly interpreted, the study actually supports critics’ contentions that Avandia may cause heart attacks, said the reviewer, Dr. Thomas Marciniak, in a posting on the F.D.A.’s Web site. The company’s misreadings of […]

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Government report links Avandia to heart attacks

Saturday, February 20, 2010

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The diabetes drug Avandia produced by GlaxoSmithKline is linked with tens of thousands of heart attacks, and drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline knew of the risks for years but worked to keep them from the public, according to a Senate committee report released on 20., February of 2010. The senate report by the Senate Finance Committee also criticized the […]

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Avandia Drug Recall

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

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Avandia produced by GlaxoSmithKline, is an oral diabetes medication intended to help those with type-2 diabetes better control their blood glucose levels. Generically classified as a thiazoliodinedione, Avandia is not indicated for those with insulin-dependent (type-1) diabetes. FDA scientists estimated in July 2007 that Avandia was associated with approximately 83,000 heart attacks since the drug came […]

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Avandia has been linked to Heart Attacks

Sunday, July 27, 2008

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Avandia (rosiglitazone maleate) is a popular diabetes drug made by GlaxoSmithKline. A recent study by the FDA has lead to nationwide Avandia recall as the tablets have been shown to cause serious side effects including an increased risk of heart attack and cardiovascular diseases.

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