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Monday 11 April 2011

Avandia: still on sale!

Avandia is banned in most of Europe. But it is still being sold. This disgraceful fact has been highlight in a WDDTY (What Doctor's Don't Tell You) report, based on new research published in the British Medical Journal

The drug is known to be responsible for 1,250 heart attack, heart failures, and deaths for every 100,000 people taking it, with an increased heart attack risk of 16%, and an increased risk of congestive heart failure by 23%, and an increased risk of death of 14%.

And around 3.8 million people in the USA are taking it. WDDTY estimate that this will mean that about 47,500 of them will die, or suffer heart problems as a result.

Who cares? Not, apparently, the drug companies; or the regulatory agencies.