FDA wants big warning on Glaxo diabetes drug:ADVANDIA
In form NEW YORK, Food and Drug Administration officials are pushing for a “black box” warning on GlaxoSmithKline Plc’s hard-hit diabetes drug Avandia, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources.
The warning would be a further blow to the top selling diabetes drug, which came under pressure last May when a U.S. analysis linked Avandia to a 43 percent higher risk of heart attack in patients.
Avandia already has strong warning advising of the risk of a different side effect, heart failure, the paper said. But a similar warning for the risks of heart attack would be more serious, it said.
The European Medicines Agency last week recommended a tighter label for Avandia, but said the benefits outweighed the risks of the drug and a similar one called Actos, made by Takeda Pharmaceutical Co..
Last July, an advisory panel to the FDA recommended that Avandia should stay on the market, but said it should have increased warnings.
Avandia posted global sales of $3.24 billion last year making it the company’s second-biggest seller. But sales have plummeted since the May study linking it to increased risk.
Thank you Reuthers
Well, there you have it Baby Boomer…look what we have here…a drug like heroin and crack…perhaps not as addictive, yet this drug can KILL you and they are allowing it to stay on the market…isn’t that special!
Over 2 million people [only the reported cases that they catch] die from pharmaceuticals, ever year and they continue to let you take this POISON!
Money and profit, is the key to your misery and suffering and perhaps the loss of your life and those that you love.
Greed…for the companies and for the politicians who are given funding by these large companies, to continue selling their poisons to the American public and at HUGE prices…let’s not forget that.
How many of you out there could afford your medications with out help form a blood sucking insurance company or the government…
There are your key words on who is in on this. Only those who are making a profit.
Take this from someone who at 13 was taking 28 pills a day and whose Lupus was/is drug induced.
Y’all know this is my BIGGGGGGEST rants…
How do you feel about it and what is your biggest rant?
~The Baby Boomer Queen~