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Avandia on Trial

The mid-July FDA advisory committee meeting to decide the fate of GlaxoSmithKline’s Avandia (rosiglitazone) is widely viewed as a test case of how the agency’s new leadership will address controversial drugs with serious risks but confusing data. A request that GSK yank its diabetes blockbuster—three years after first being associated with an increased risk of […]
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NHLBI Cans Sildenafil Study After Reports of Severe Pain

Image via Wikipedia The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) announced, on Tuesday, that it was ending a clinical study involving Pfizer’s Revatio (sildenafil), a hypertension treatment and the active ingredient in Viagra, due to safety concerns. According to a lengthy release from the Institute, researchers realized that the patients in the study for […]
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