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07/30/07

FDA Concerns Over Popular Diabetes Drug

Millions of Americans living with diabetes have considered Avandia to be a wonder drug. But new research says that it may not be as safe as first thought. Now the Federal Food and Drug Administration is questioning it too, one panelist even suggesting the drug should be taken off the market.

Recent reports have linked the drug to a significantly increased risk of heart attack. Now the FDA says those studies are enough to warrant a drastic recommendation. Avandia is the number one selling diabetes medication in the world, so the dangers have huge implications.

For a patient information sheet from the FDA about Avandia, click here.

To read more about the FDA's concern over the drug, click here.

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