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Avandia diabetes drug placed under severe FDA restrictions in US as European regulators ban it outright

9/23/2010 - The diabetes drug Avandia, shown to raise heart attack risk by 40 percent in a paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine, was banned today across many European countries in a coordinated global announcement. The FDA didn't quite ban the drug but placed it under severe restrictions that...

GlaxoSmithKline pushing dangerous Avandia drug on thousands in new global clinical trial (opinion)

8/24/2010 - Back in February, I wrote an article about how a Senate Finance Committee report revealed that GlaxoSmithKline, the maker of the diabetes drug Avandia, knew that its drug was dangerous and caused heart attacks; yet GSK went out of its way to hide this important information from the public and kept on...

90 percent of scientists backing Avandia diabetes drug had financial ties to drug companies

7/23/2010 - More than 90 percent of researchers who have published studies favorable to the controversial diabetes drug Avandia had a financial stake in the issue, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Mayo Clinic. The Mayo Clinic is one of the few research organizations in the United States...

Avandia fraud explained: Why Big Pharma keeps lying about its drugs (opinion)

7/21/2010 - Sometimes the degree of fraud that takes place in the drug industry is so mind-boggling that it's hard to determine whether drug regulators and the media are paying attention at all. For the past several months, drug giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has been under scrutiny for tampering with clinical trial...

California county sues Glaxo for false advertising of Avandia drug

6/3/2010 - Recent reports revealing the dangers of GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK) diabetes drug, Avandia, have not gone unnoticed. Santa Clara County in Northern California recently filed a lawsuit against the drug giant for suppressing evidence that the drug increases heart attack risk. The lawsuit is demanding that...

It is Official: Diabetes Drug Avandia Causes Heart Attacks

4/13/2010 - A recently-released Senate committee report has uncovered that GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the maker of the diabetes drug Avandia, concealed information verifying that the drug has caused tens of thousands of heart attacks in patients who took it. The 334-page report also indicts the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

GlaxoSmithKline deliberately hid evidence of Avandia harm, says Senate report

2/23/2010 - GlaxoSmithKline, maker of the diabetes drug Avandia, knew the drug was linked to tens of thousands of heart attacks but went out of its way to hide this information from the public, says a 334-page report just released by the Senate Finance Committee. (http://finance.senate.gov/press/Gpress/2010/prg022010a.pdf) This...

Doctor Leaked Sensitive Documents on Avandia Study to GlaxoSmithKline

1/16/2009 - A health researcher who has taken consulting money from GlaxoSmithKline admits that he tipped the company off that a study was about to be published showing that the diabetes drug Avandia significantly raised patients' risk of heart attack and death, according to an article published in the journal...

Avandia Study Shows 60 Percent Increase in Heart Failure Risk Among Diabetics who Take the Drug

7/28/2008 - Seniors who take the popular Type 2 diabetes drug Avandia have a 60 percent higher risk of heart failure than patients who take other diabetes medications, according to a new data analysis conducted by the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Science in Toronto and published in the Journal of the American...

Diabetes Drug Avandia Causes Brittle Bones, Researchers Declare

7/23/2008 - The widely used diabetes drug rosiglitazone, marketed as Avandia, may increase the risk of brittle bones and osteoporosis, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, and published in the journal Nature Medicine. "These findings have potential...

Reports of Diabetes Drug Side Effects Triple after Publication of Study

2/28/2008 - In the month after the announcement that the popular diabetes drug Avandia may lead to an increased risk of heart attacks, reports of the drug's side effects from doctors to the federal government tripled. On May 21, 2007, the New England Journal of Medicine and the FDA released the results of a...

FDA Collaboration with Big Pharma Raises Eyebrows

1/17/2008 - The Andrew von Eschenbach FDA era is upon us. The Avandia scandal is the tip of the iceberg. Is anyone ready? The words "illicit financial collusion" have been replaced by the politically correct term, "collaboration." On May 30, in defense of his cozy relationship with Big Pharma and Big Biotech von...

GlaxoSmithKline reportedly threatened diabetes expert over Avandia warnings

11/26/2007 - A diabetes expert has claimed that pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline threatened him with legal action after he raised concerns about the safety of the company's anti-diabetes drug rosiglitazone, marketed as Avandia. In a written testimony to a congressional subcommittee, John Buse of the University...

FDA Drug Risk Evaluation employee reprimanded for mentioning dangers of diabetes drug

11/14/2007 - The former deputy director of the FDA's Division of Drug Risk Evaluation has said that she was verbally reprimanded by her superiors when she recommended that diabetes drug Avandia be labeled with a "black box" warning about congestive heart failure. Rosemary Johann-Liang, who left her position on...

FDA refuses to pull dangerous diabetes drug Avandia, even knowing it will kill thousands

8/1/2007 - The Food and Drug Administration voted overwhelmingly to keep the diabetes drug Avandia on the market, despite its known deadly effects. Two FDA committees met yesterday in Gaithersburg, Maryland, to consider whether the drug -- which has led to the deaths of 80,000 people -- should be pulled from the...

FDA Knew of Avandia's Dangers Nearly Five Years Ago, Memo Shows

5/23/2007 - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) knew nearly five years ago about the dangers associated with the diabetes drug Avandia, an internal FDA memo shows. A study released Monday by the New England Journal of Medicine showed a 43 percent increase in heart attacks in people using Avandia. In a letter...

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