Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Another Day, Another Drug Headline
Once again there is a front-page story about a dangerous drug on the market. This time it's for Avandia, the most popular drug for treating diabetes. Only problem is that it also can kill you since it has been shown to increase the risk for heart attacks 43%. It's so bad the New England Journal of Medicine posted the story on their website immediately instead of waiting for their next publication. The FDA approved it in 1999 and in 2005 the drug sold $3.1 billion worldwide.