Avandia – Increases Risk of Heart Attack
Earlier this week, the FDA announced that Avandia (medical name rosiglitazone), which is a diabetes drug will receive the black box warning; the strongest warning the FDA adds to labels on medicine that may pose a health risk to patients and users. This warning comes following a recent study which concluded that Avandia increases the chance of fatal heart attacks.
The British manufacturer of the drug, GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to put the new warning labels on all Avandia medication bottles, in hopes of warning patients and doctors of the potential dangers.
Four clinical trials of more than 14,000 patients showed that Avandia taken over a prolonged period increased the risk of cardiovascular problems by some 42 percent, according to a study published in September.
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