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Study links diabetes drug to heart failure September 12, 2007

Posted by Dreamhealer in Diabetes.

 diabetes drug prescribed to Canadians nearly 1.3 million times over the past year more than doubles the risk of heart failure, a new analysis shows.Researchers estimate there would be one additional case of heart failure — where the heart cannot pump enough blood through the body — for every 30 diabetic patients taking GlaxoSmithKline’s Avandia for one year.

As well, for every 220 diabetics treated with the drug for at least 12 months, one additional person would suffer a heart attack, according to the study published in this week’s Journal of the American Medical Association. Read More…


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