Archive for August, 2010

Avandia heart risks similar to Actos claims new study

28 August, 2010

A new study comparing heart side effects risks of rival diabetes drugs Avandia and Actos suggests both treatments carry similar risks of heart attack, acute heart failure and death.

Researchers at health insurance company WellPoint reviewed the claims records of over 29,000 diabetic clients who took either of the drugs between 2001 and 2005. The study was published on August 24, 2010 in the medical journal, “Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.” Continue┬áreading Avandia heart risks similar to Actos claims new study

Category: Avandia Cardiovascular Risk | Avandia Lawsuit | Avandia News | Avandia Safety | Avandia Side Effects

Avandia Heart Failure Lawsuit Settlements

25 August, 2010

Heart failure is a condition in which the can’t pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs.

Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a chronic cardiovascular disease process and may cause disability and even death. Use of the Type 2 diabetes drug Avandia has been linked to an increased risk of congestive heart failure (CHF) and death. Continue reading Avandia Heart Failure Lawsuit Settlements

Category: Avandia Cardiovascular Risk | Avandia Lawsuit | Avandia Safety | Congestive Heart Failure

New law would give FDA drug recall power

10 August, 2010

A new law has been been proposed to give the FDA authority to recall dangerous drugs.

Currently, the FDA can only require warnings, issue safety alerts and recommend that a dangerous drug be recalled. The Drug Safety and Accountability Act of 2010 would give the FDA power to recall drugs it determines to be unsafe. Continue reading New law would give FDA drug recall power

Category: Avandia FDA | Avandia Recall | Avandia Senate Report
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