RandyW Posted May 21, 2007 Share Posted May 21, 2007 I think that there may be some mebers here who take this drug. I know it is not LC but it is serious enough to warrant a note and a post JUST IN CASE!!!!! FDA Issues Safety Alert on Diabetes Drug Updated 4:24 PM ET May 21, 2007 By MARILYNN MARCHIONE (AP) - The widely prescribed diabetes drug Avandia is linked to a greater risk of heart attack and possibly death, a new scientific analysis revealed, and the U.S. government issued a safety alert Monday. The Food and Drug Administration urged diabetics taking the pill to talk to their doctors, but stopped short of forcing a sharper warning label on the drug sold by GlaxoSmithKline PLC of London. More than 6 million people worldwide have taken the drug since it came on the market eight years ago. Pooled results of dozens of studies revealed a 43 percent higher risk of heart attack, according to the review published by the New England Journal of Medicine. Experts said the overall risk was small and cautioned people not to stop taking the drug on their own but to talk to their doctors Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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