Tag Archives: Diabetes mellitus

Judgment Day for Avandia

Judgment Day has finally arrived for GSK’s Avandia. FDA’s Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs and Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committees met July 13 and 14 to finally recommend, after months of deck-stacking against GSK, that the drug be severely restricted, if not outright pulled from the market. In the vote, 12 of 33 panelists […]
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FDA to Review Prostate Cancer Meds

Image via Wikipedia FDA, on Monday, announced that it was reviewing whether a certain class of prostate cancer drugs could lead to diabetes, stroke, death, or heart problems. The drugs in question are gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone (GnRH) agonists, marketed under a number of monikers, including Vantas and Lupron. These treatments are used to slow the growth […]
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Reps Allowed Access; Just Make an Appointment

Image by Joseph Cote via Flickr SK&A released the results of its latest physician survey, and it turns out that most docs are happy to meet with sales reps as long as they make an appointment in advance. In fact, 98 percent of offices that allow sales reps to make office calls see 20 reps […]
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Statins Get Boost from New Study

Image via Wikipedia Statins should be given to people with high blood pressure or diabetes, even if they don’t have heart disease, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal. While several studies have shown that statins benefit those with cardiovascular disease, this is the first large study which looked at statins as […]
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