Dallas, TX (PRWEB) October 29, 2009
Avandia (Rosiglitazone) is prescribed to people with type 2 (non-insulin dependent) diabetes; taken by mouth, it helps to control blood sugar levels by making the body more sensitive to the action of insulin.
It has been sold in the United States since 1999, when it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Avandia was heavily marketed and quickly became one of the biggest selling products manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, a major pharmaceutical company based in London. The total sales of Avandia were $3.4 billion in 2006.
"Despite existing warnings, these drugs were being prescribed to patients with significant heart failure." - From written statement accompanying the F.D.A. decision to issue the safety warning on Avandia in 2007.
The November 24, 2008 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine published a paper that studied almost 30,000 diabetic patients over the age of 65. 49.7 percent of these patients had been prescribed Avandia; 50.3 percent, another popular drug used for treatment of type 2 diabetes, Actos®. 1,869 of the patients were dead a year later, and the study showed that in patients who had been prescribed Avandia, the rate of death was 15 percent higher than in those prescribed Actos.
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The Mulligan Law Firm is currently investigating injury claims involving Avandia's possible role in heart attacks and heart disease. Someone who has been seriously injured after taking Avandia should consult with a legal professional immediately - Contact Eric Gruenwald, Attorney/Lawyer at (866) 529-0001, Ext. 245.
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Consult with your physician before you stop taking any medications, including Avandia.