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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 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 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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