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New Review Adds More Reasons To Avoid Diabetes Drug Avandia July 20, 2007

Posted by Dreamhealer in Diabetes.
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DiabetesLittle evidence supports using rosiglitazone (Avandia) to improve the quality or length of life among adults with diabetes, according to a systematic review of data by German researchers.Furthermore, data suggest that the drug might worsen complications of the disease such as weight gain, swelling, bone fractures and heart disease. The new review supports findings from an analysis of studies, published in May, which reported an increased risk of death from cardiovascular causes in patients taking the medication.

On May 21, the Food and Drug Administration issued a safety alert saying, “Patients who are taking Avandia, especially those who are known to have underlying heart disease or who are at high risk of heart attack, should talk to their doctor about this new information.” Read More….
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