Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The FDA and Avandia

If you are taking Avandia.... PLEASE consult your doctor. This hot potatoes for the FDA has put millions of patients at a higher risk of heart attacks. The FDA will decide today, whether to pull the drug, (which they could have last year) increase warnings or reduce it's use.

E mails have surfaced.... as they usually do in the hunt for the truth, citing company officials who stated that if the studies that showed problems were to be taken seriously, the company could loose 600 million dollars.

One big problem for patients is that some on the FDA review committee were the same who approved the drug in the beginning and to stop it's use now, would leave egg on their face.

Look for plenty of lawsuits in this latest saga of bad drug legacies that permeate our society, prey on the sick and feed into the greed of the pharmaceutical industry.

I a related story last night, it was discovered that many if not most of the drugs made in China don't have the same regulatory review in manufacturing as the same drugs would have here in the States.

Back yard advice.... investigate every drug you are asked to take... BEFORE you start taking them.


At July 16, 2010 at 9:24 AM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

Bad news for the makers of Advandia. The FDA panel has restricted it's use which will severley reduce it's use.


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