Posted on November 10th, 2010
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has placed restrictions on the diabetes drug, Avandia, and the European Medicine’s Agency has pulled if from the shelves, which may leave some patients wondering whether they should continue using the drug.
The new restrictions on the drug states that patients who are still prescribed to it must be unresponsive to any other diabetes medication. There are currently nearly 600,000 people in the U.S. taking the drug.
These people that fit into this category will continue to be allowed to take the medication if they know the risks, which include and increased risk of cardiovascular problems. The maker of Avandia has also be ordered to develop a risk evaluation and mitigation strategy.
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Posted on November 2nd, 2010
GlaxoKlineSmith PLC has disclosed that they have been subpoenaed by the U.S. government in order to examine the diabetes drug, Avandia.
Avandia has responded to the subpoena by the Department of Justice to discuss the marketing and development of the drug. A spokesperson for the company said that the investigation is in the early stages, but they are cooperating.
It is unclear at this time whether the investigation is civil or criminal at this time. Earlier this year, the company was accused by the Senate Finance Committee for knowing the link between Avandia and the increased risk of cardiovascular risks but playing them down so that doctors would not be concerned
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Posted on October 28th, 2010
The Pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKline, has a reported a 3.5 percent decrease in sales in their third quarter reports, which is most likely due to the restrictions that were recently placed on the product.
There have been restrictions placed on the diabetes medication in the United States, and it has been banned in some European countries and has also been competing with generic competition.
All of these factors have contributed to the decrease in sales this quarter because many of the restrictions placed on the drug occurred in September.
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Posted on October 20th, 2010
The UAE Ministry of Health has banned doctors and hospitals from using Avandia because of the health concerns that have risen after patients took the diabetes medication.
After the United States and Europe both placed restrictions and bans on the product, Bahraini health officials also wanted to take action.
They have banned all medications that contain Rosiglitazone such as Avandia.
European and American officials have taken action to limit the use of the drug because of the number of lawsuits that arose claiming that the medication had a strong link to heart attacks and strokes.
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Posted on October 13th, 2010
The European Medicines Agency has announced that all forms of the diabetes medication, Avandia, have been suspended and will be taken from the shelves by October 21, 2010.
After the date, all sales of the medication will be done and all patients that were taking the drug will have to be reviewed and switched to a different treatment plan.
If a person is taking the medication, it is recommended to not stop taking it until you speak to a health care professional unless the side effects are already occurring because it is important for people with diabetes to maintain their blood glucose levels.
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Posted on October 6th, 2010
Although the European Medicines Agency has moved toward banning Avandia from the shelves, the U.S. Federal Drug Administration has placed further restrictions on the drug, but it is still on the market.
Because Avandia has been kept in the market, it does not mean that the FDA is promoting the medication. It is saying that a person should not be prescribed this medicine unless there is no other one that can help them with their type 2 diabetes.
GlaxoKlineSmith, the manufacturer of Avandia, had stopped all marketing initiatives of the product worldwide. Some think that the restrictions that were put on Avandia, will lead to the slow downfall of the medicine until it vanishes.
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Posted on September 29th, 2010
The consumer advocacy group, Public Citizen, is criticizing the decision made by the Federal Drug Administration to not recall Avandia because they feel that the FDA is putting people with diabetes at risk by allowing the drug to remain on the market.
The FDA announced their decision last week to not recall the diabetes medication, but to put further restrictions on it.
Now, the group is saying the public is in danger because Avandia has been linked to an increased risk of heart attack and death.
The director of the advocacy group’s Health Research Group has said that allowing Avandia on the market, even with restrictions, is putting too many people at risk and that the FDA has caved under market pressure to keep it out. The restrictions placed on Avandia state that people who have diabetes and have tried all other available medication are given access to the medicine.
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Posted on September 23rd, 2010
The Federal Drug Administrati on announced Thursday that they have made decisi
on on the use of Avandia in the United States. They have restricted the use of the diabetes drug to people who suffer from Type 2 diabetes and can not be helped with any other medication.
In July, the FDA was divided in their decision to take Avandia off of the market and it remained on the shelves but recommendations were made to doctors when prescribing the medicine. About 8 percent of U.S. population has diabetes and 90 percent of these cases have Type 2 diabetes, which is a condition that occurs when a person’s body has trouble metabolizing sugar.
Avandia came onto the market in 1999 and was very popular because it could lower blood sugar by improving the body’s ability to process glucose. Now the medicine has been linked to serious health issues such as increased risk of heart attack.
Also Thursday, the European Medicines Agency recommended that the medication be taken from the shelves in Europe, but this must be ratified by the European Commission in order for this action to occur.
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Posted on September 21st, 2010
Drug safety officials from the Federal Drug Administration have said that the advisory panel, that voted to not recall the drug Avandia, was biased toward the drug and that it may have changed the vote.
A letter written by FDA officials was published in the British Medical Journal and said that the panel which voted consisted of 16 people who are no longer involved in normal advisory committees. The panel, which had 32 people on it, voted 20-12 to keep Avandia on the market, but create a stronger warning for it.
This is the second issue that has come up with the panel that voted on Avandia. Earlier, reports came out that one of the committee members, an endocrinologist, had failed to mention conflicts of interests. Nearly 13,000 lawsuits have been filed against the maker of Avandia, claiming that they were not warned of the health problems associated with the drug.
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Posted on September 14th, 2010
The British Medical Journal has said that Avandia should have never been put on the shelves and should be pulled from them and the drug company has rejected the claim.
After an investigation from the journal it was found that the U.K. Commission on Human Medicines advised Europe’s drug regulators to pull the drug from the shelves. It as also found that members of the European panel had concerns about the long term risks of the medication before it was approved in 2000.
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