Posts Tagged 'avandia study'

Evidence of Avandia side effects risk grows after new study

A new study published by the British Medical Journal has found that patients taking Avandia are more likely to suffer congestive heart failure, heart attack and other side effects compared to other diabetes drugs. Avandia was recalled by the European Medicines Agency over safety concerns in September 2010, although it is still available for sale in the U.S.

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Diabetes Drug Maker Hid Test Data on Risks, Files Indicate

In the fall of 1999, the drug giant SmithKline Beecham secretly began a study to find out if its diabetes medicine, Avandia, was safer for the heart than a competing pill, Actos, made by Takeda. But instead of publishing the results, the company spent the next 11 years trying to cover them up, according to documents recently obtained by The New York Times. The company did not post the results on its Web site or submit them to federal drug regulators, as is required in most cases by law.

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FDA Mulling End to Avandia-Actos Trial on Safety Worries

The FDA is considering cutting short a trial comparing the safety of two diabetes drugs — GlaxoSmithKline’s Avandia and Takeda’s Actos, the WSJ reports. Given that Avandia has been linked since 2007 to an increased risk of heart attacks, some scientists have said it’s not ethical to put study participants at risk. If the trial is stopped, the FDA will also consider asking Glaxo to stop selling the drug.

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