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Avera Medical Minute: FDA Investigates Avandia Live 7/13/10

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A hot topic in the world of healthcare right now is a drug called Avandia. The FDA opened two days of hearings on Tuesday July 13, 2010 to see if the one-time popular diabetes medication should be pulled from the shelves. At issue is whether it causes severe health problems.

One study says it increases the likelihood of heart attack by 43%, while other studies say Avandia is safe.

One study under fire is the one conducted by the drug company that makes Avandia.

Dr. Kimberlee McKay from Avera McKennan Hospital explains why she thinks it's important for patients to follow cases like this?
 

 

 

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