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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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FDA recalls Zyprexa

Sunday, July 27, 2008

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Zyprexa was FDA approved for the short-term treatment of acute manic episodes in bipolar disorder. The worlds best selling schizophrenia drug, Zyprexa sales account for 40% of Eli Lillys $11.08 billion in sales. There have been many questions regarding the popular drug Zyprexa and its safety. Linked to 288 reported Zyprexa diabetes cases, including 23 […]

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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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