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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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