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Statin cholesterol-lowering drugs linked to Type 2 diabetes

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

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A new side effect seems to be emerging for those cholesterol-lowering wonder drugs called statins: They may increase some people’s chances of developing Type 2 diabetes. The best-selling statin is atorvastatin, marketed as Lipitor and Torvast. A number of statins are on the market: atorvastatin (Lipitor and Torvast), fluvastatin (Lescol), lovastatin (Mevacor, Altocor, Altoprev), pitavastatin […]

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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‚Äôs counterpart to the U.S. Food and […]

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