20 June, 2010
German drug watchdog group recommends Avandia insurance reimbursement ban.
The Federal Joint Committee of doctors and health insurers in Germany has not waited until next month’s FDA joint committee on drug safety to tell health insurance companies to stop paying for Avandia. Continue reading Avandia ban recommended by doctors and insurers in GermanyCategory: Avandia News | Avandia Safety
13 June, 2010
From: Graham, David J [mailto:David.Graham1@fda.hhs.gov]
Sent: Friday, May 28, 2010 3:31 PM
To: Hamburg, Margaret; Sharfstein, JM
Cc: Graham, David J
Subject: TZD study update
Dear Drs. Hamburg and Sharfstein,
Except for a few minor details, we have completed our study comparing the cardiovascular risks of rosiglitazone vs. pioglitazone in Medicare elderly. Continue reading Avandia study blocked: Dr. David Graham's email to FDA Com. Margaret HamburgCategory: Avandia FDA | Avandia News | Avandia Safety
13 June, 2010
The FDA denies suppressing a new study showing that Avandia use increases cardiovascular risks compared to Actos.
A recent study comparing the cardiovascular risks of rival Type 2 diabetes drugs has shown Actos to be safer than Avandia. The study, conducted by government scientists, found that Avandia increased the risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure and death. Continue reading New study shows Avandia increases heart risks, FDA blocks publicationCategory: Avandia Cardiovascular Risk | Avandia News | Avandia Safety
8 June, 2010
Amid lawsuit settlements and calls for a recall, researchers claims low-dose Avandia may be safe.
A new study suggests that combination therapy using a low dose of Avandia may help prevent type 2 diabetes without increasing the risk of heart attack and death. Continue reading New study claims low-dose therapy may be safe as Avandia lawsuit settlements announcedCategory: Avandia Cardiovascular Risk | Avandia News | Avandia Safety | Avandia Settlements
1 June, 2010
The Avandia lawsuit scheduled for the first trial has been settled.
GSK has reached Avandia lawsuit settlements in more cases, but the number of cases settled and the settlement amounts remains confidential. Continue reading Settlement reached as first Avandia trial to beginCategory: Avandia Lawsuit | Avandia Settlements