FDA warning on Avandia

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andrew1948
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   Posted 10/24/2007 9:53 AM (GMT -7)   
The FDA is pushing for a "BlackBox" warning on the diabetes drug Avandia. The drug came under pressure in May when a U.S. analysis linked Avandia to a 43% higher risk of heart attack.
 
An advisory panel to the FDA recommended that Avandia stay on the market, but said it should have increase warnings.
 
Avandia posted global sales of $3.24 billion last year making it the company's second best seller. But sales have plummeted since the May study linking it to increased risk of heart attack.
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Marburg
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   Posted 10/24/2007 11:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes. What is lesser known is the risk can be applied to Actos also.
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