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-- developments to tell you about dealing with a very popular diabetes drug Avandia.
The Food and Drug Administration is set to decide this week -- the drug should stay on the market.
This on the heels of an extensive FDA study doctor what is the concern what -- it'll happen.
You know Avandia is a very effective drug.
It increases your body's sensitivity.
To -- soon.
So that it controls of people who take Avandia.
Have better control of their diabetes I've been prescribing it for almost ten years.
But I've noticed lately that there have been reports in the literature that patients who take Avandia.
Seemed to have.
A higher incidence of stroke and heart attacks and this -- been rumbling.
And I have served for a couple of years but known -- done anything about it.
The maker of Avandia says that their data indicate that it is very effective and there's no evidence that there's any danger in using it.
Well there -- there's a new report out and it's -- 700.
Page report submitted to the FDA by experts on the field in the field.
And they are convinced.
That Avandia is not a drug that people should take.
The FDA is studying this report and I expect it.
Within the next week next couple of days the FDA will rule whether Avandia should stay on the market.
My prediction is that it will be.
From the market either that or they'll be a very very severe warning -- it.
In any event if you're taking Avandia now.
Watch the news.
Speak to your doctor you may not be able to take it after next week.
Fascinating 700 page report we're glad you -- -- for -- thank you DF.
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