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FDA Lifts Safety Restrictions On Diabetes Drug Avandia

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is lifting severe safety restrictions on the former blockbuster diabetes pill Avandia, citing rec...

Narrowly-Divided FDA Panel Votes To Modify Avandia Restrictions

Reuters | Posted 08.06.2013 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON, June 6 (Reuters) - A narrowly divided U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel of outside experts on Thursday voted to modify market rest...

Too Late For Avandia?

Reuters | Posted 08.05.2013 | Healthy Living

By David Morgan WASHINGTON, June 5 (Reuters) - A U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel of outside experts reopened one of the bigge...

Former Blockbuster Diabetes Pill May Not Be As Risky As Previously Thought

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — A former blockbuster diabetes pill that was subjected to major safety restrictions in 2010 may be less risky than once thought, acc...

A Drug-Maker's Ethical 'Mistakes'

Dana Radcliffe | Posted 10.06.2012 | Business
Dana Radcliffe

Pharmaceutical giant Glaxo made profits in ways that manipulated the choices of doctors and sometimes resulted in patients' being subjected to significant risks without their informed consent.

Diabetes Drug Linked To Heart Attack Adds Safety Restrictions To Label

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — GlaxoSmithKline PLC said Monday it has updated the labeling of its diabetes pill Avandia to include safety restrictions ordered by ...

Doctors Silent on Risks

Gary Liberson, PhD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gary Liberson, PhD

There is an old Yiddish joke about a judge who asks the foreman of the jury whether the jury had reached a decision. The foreman says: "Yes, your ho...

U.S. Restricts, EU Bans Controversial Diabetes Pill

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

European regulators ordered the diabetes drug Avandia off the market and the Food and Drug Administration placed stringent restrictions on its use in ...

Close the FDA Approval Gap

Steven K. Galson, MD, MPH | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steven K. Galson, MD, MPH

Even though our system of pharmaceutical review and approval is regarded as the most effective in the world, there exists an incredible -- and potentially deadly -- loophole: unapproved drugs.

Avandia: GlaxoSmithKline Accused Of Covering Up Heart Risks Of Diabetes Pill (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

GlaxoSmithKline hid the fact that their drug, Avandia, caused heart risks for 11 years, according to the New York Times. Avandia was once a huge se...

FDA Review Spotlights Heart Risk Of Diabetes Pill

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Federal health scientists have panned a GlaxoSmithKline study that the company used to defend the safety of its embattled diabetes ...

It's Time for NICE

Gary Liberson, PhD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gary Liberson, PhD

Congress needs to reassess the US regulatory system for managing drugs. We have entered the era of personalized medicine where the biological traits ...

Avandia and the Heart: A Reminder That Drugs Can Harm

Madan Kwatra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Madan Kwatra

Educating people that drugs can cause harm is likely to reduce our consumption of drugs and our risk of experiencing adverse drug effects.

Avandia, Diabetes Drug, Harms the Heart, Studies Find

nytimes.com | GARDINER HARRIS | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Hundreds of people taking Avandia, a controversial diabetes medicine, needlessly suffer heart attacks and heart failure each month, according to confi...