GlaxoSmithKline Settles More Avandia Lawsuits

GlaxoSmithKline Plc has settled thousands more lawsuits brought by patients alleging its Avandia diabetes drug caused heart attacks, in a move that may defuse potentially massive claims over the medicine.
According to a Reuters report, a spokeswoman for Glaxo said that consolidated cases which had been due to come to court… Read more

FDA May Stop Avandia Trials

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering stopping a safety study involving thousands of patients taking GlaxoSmithKline PLC’s Avandia according to the Wall Street Journal. Avandia has been linked to an increased risk of heart attack. If the trial is stopped, the FDA will also consider asking Glaxo to stop selling the drug, a decision that could also… Read more

Avandia and exercise

If you are taking Avandia or Actos and you have been reading about heart disease you may be concerned and you should be. As a class, these drugs increase your risk of heart disease and recent studies are confirming what … Read more

First Governmental Lawsuit Against GSK Over Avandia

On Friday over its diabetes drug Avandia, charging a decade of false advertising and seeking compensation on behalf of patients and providers in California. MercuryNews reports the county claims the drugmaker made billions of dollars on Avandia, which caused heart attacks and strokes…. Read more

Diabetes Cure in Cow Urine?

Indian researchers have found that cow urine contains certain molecules that can fight diabetes, according to this report. Not to knock anyone’s good, hard research, but what popped into my mind when I read this was a scene with the … Read more

GSK Rejects Allegation Regarding Avandia Safety

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) responded to the recently released Senate Committee on Finance report regarding Avandia. GSK said it rejects any allegations of concealing safety information or acting inappropriately on behalf of patients. GSK also said it disagrees with the Committee’s decision to publish a Staff Report with the errors of fact, omissions, and inferences detailed in GSK’s White Paper…. Read more

FDA Advises Patients To Continue Taking Avandia

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it would be reviewing data submitted in August 2009, from a large, long-term clinical study (RECORD study) on possible risks associated with the diabetes drug, Avandia (rosiglitazone).
The FDA said it will complete its review of the data from the RECORD study, and will then… Read more

Avandia and heart disease – part 1

The New York Times (NYT) has just reported that the popular diabetes drug, Avandia, causes heart attacks. The information came from an internal FDA study in which the fate of Avandia has been argued for months. Is this a media … Read more

Avandia Harms The Heart, Studies Find

Hundreds of people taking Avandia, a controversial diabetes medicine, needlessly suffer heart attacks and heart failure each month, according to confidential government reports that recommend the drug be removed from the market.
The reports, obtained by The New York Times, say that if every diabetic now taking Avandia were instead given a similar pill named Actos… Read more

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