Navigation Links
FDA to Pull Diabetes Drug Avandia From Pharmacy Shelves
Date:5/19/2011

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, May 19 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced that the controversial diabetes drug Avandia will no longer be sold at retail pharmacies beginning this November, due to the cardiovascular risks it poses to patients.

According to the new rules, which will go into effect on Nov. 18, the medication will only be available to patients who've been safely using the drug, those who have had no success in controlling their blood sugar with other diabetes medications or patients who have been informed of the risks and still choose to take Avandia (rosiglitazone).

These patients must be enrolled in a special program to qualify to receive the drug, according to the FDA.

"Under the Avandia-Rosiglitazone Medicines Access Program, rosiglitazone medicines will only be available to enrolled patients by mail order from certified pharmacies participating in the program," the agency said in a statement released Wednesday. "The drug manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline, will withdraw rosiglitazone medicines from the current supply chain and will provide pharmacies with instructions on returning the medicines."

Rosiglitazone is also sold under the names Avandamet (where the drug is combined with metformin) and Avandaryl (rosiglitazone plus glimeperide). The new rules apply to those combination drugs as well.

According to Bloomberg News, GlaxoSmithKline said it plans to inform pharmacists and doctors about the new access program over the next two months, company spokeswoman Mary Anne Rhyne said. In the meantime, patients should discuss their options with their doctors before making any changes to their diabetes treatment.

The withdrawal of Avandia and related products from drugstore shelves comes eight months after the FDA severely restricted use of rosiglitazone to those patients with type 2 diabetes for whom other medications do not wor
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Breakthrough medical food reverses risk of heart disease and diabetes
2. Fat Cats, Dogs Developing Diabetes, Report Finds
3. Fever During Pregnancy, Diabetes and Obesity May Raise Autism Risk
4. Poor Sleep Might Worsen Diabetes
5. Diabetes in Kids Comes With Hefty Price Tag
6. Multiple Pregnancies May Up Risk of Obesity, Diabetes: Animal Study
7. New frontiers in diabetes: The oral health connection
8. New Clues to How Gastric Bypass Surgery Combats Diabetes
9. Protein levels could signal that a child will develop diabetes
10. Treat Depression to Boost Diabetes Self-Care: Study
11. Do Immune System Ills Help Drive Type 2 Diabetes?
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
FDA to Pull Diabetes Drug Avandia From Pharmacy Shelves
(Date:9/20/2014)... (PRWEB) September 21, 2014 Increases ... contributing to greater waste treatment volumes. However, government ... diverting waste from landfill. According to IBISWorld industry ... have implemented strategies aimed at reducing the volume ... waste recycled and recovered.” Still, a large proportion ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... New York, NY (PRWEB) September 20, 2014 ... Ariana Grande concert tickets. This popular ticket ... added savings. , Ariana Grande is nearing that next step ... is already considered a superstar in the music and entertainment ... who recently released her second straight No. 1 album, will ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... 20, 2014 As testosterone lawsuit ... federal court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that advisors ... have voted overwhelmingly to recommend that prescription medications ... subjected to further study in order to investigate ... on September 18th by Bloomberg.com, the panel of ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... September 20, 2014 Lifeinsurancequoteterm.net has ... a no medical exam life insurance plan provides for ... vulnerable family members should be a top priority for ... life insurance without taking medical examinations and visiting a ... require medical examinations will provide coverage up to $300,000, ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As flu season approaches, ... is to get a flu shot and a checkup, ... primary care doctor can vaccinate people against the flu, ... may have. Retail stores may provide flu shots for ... said Dr. Jorge Parada, medical director of infection prevention ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Waste Treatment and Disposal Services in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by IBISWorld 2Health News:Waste Treatment and Disposal Services in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by IBISWorld 3Health News:Ariana Grande Tickets in Chicago/Rosemont, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Saint Paul, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Oklahoma City Go On Sale Today 2Health News:Ariana Grande Tickets in Chicago/Rosemont, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Saint Paul, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Oklahoma City Go On Sale Today 3Health News:As Testosterone Lawsuits Grow, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Overwhelming Vote Calling for Further Study of Testosterone Heart Risks 2Health News:As Testosterone Lawsuits Grow, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Overwhelming Vote Calling for Further Study of Testosterone Heart Risks 3Health News:No Medical Exam Life Insurance Provides Financial Protection for Families 2Health News:Get a Flu Shot During Checkup, Doctor Says 2
... they come up seven: on Saturday thousands of newlyweds-to-be will descend ... holds the key to marital bliss. ,In the wedding ... on Saturday, July 7, 2007 -- 7/7/7 -- placing their bets ... that have hosted weddings for decades and at large glitzy resorts ...
... adult neural stem cells, which exist in the brain throughout ... are a diverse group of cells, each capable of giving ... says, significantly shifts the perspective on how these cells could ... results of their study are reported online in "Science Express" ...
... going abroad who suffer from food allergies can find ... wordlist of more than 200 ingredients , from nuts ... translated into 30 languages. ,The list, available ... ordering a meal and to compare ingredients on food ...
... an abrupt end when a guest discovered bodies in the freezer. ... 46, and son Bryan 11. ,The female guest ... with a group of friends Tuesday at the man's home in ... the bodies. ,The guest fled the house and ...
... announced that with the initiation of a new study ... it will accelerate the recruitment of patients in the ... novel small molecule vascular disruption agent (VDA) and apoptosis ... tumors and lymphomas. The first two cohorts of patients ...
... feared H5N1 strain of bird flu which can kill huamns in ... in the state of Saxony-Anhalt said 38 dead birds found on ... had all tested positive. ,Saxony-Anhalt is the fourth of ... late last month, when it struck down six wild birds in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Will Seven Be the Lucky Number for Las Vegas Newlyweds? 2Health News:Insight Into Neural Stem Cells Has Implications For Designing Therapies 2Health News:Insight Into Neural Stem Cells Has Implications For Designing Therapies 3Health News:Insight Into Neural Stem Cells Has Implications For Designing Therapies 4Health News:Dinner Guest Recover Bodies in Freezer 2Health News:EpiCept Accelerates Development of Phase I Clinical Study for Cancer 2
(Date:9/19/2014)... , Sept. 19, 2014 "Copay ... inflate sales of brand drugs among patients with ... according to a new report  from the ... of the Inspector General (OIG). Federal anti-kickback laws prohibit ... that are subsidized by the federal government. ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... 2014 Research and ... addition of the "Global Gynecological Devices ...      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) , ... into wide categories based on their operations. ... of different gynecological conditions that affect the ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... -- 4WEB Medical announces the formal launch of the ... on the market today at this weekend,s American ... Chicago .  The Osteotomy Truss System is a ... 74 size options included in one versatile set. Previously ... to 18 implant sizes, which limited a surgeon,s ability ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:PCMA: New OIG Report Cites Drug Manufacturer "Copay Coupon" Use in Medicare Part D 2Global Gynecological Devices Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Bayer, Boston Scientific, CooperSurgical, Ethicon, Hologic, Medtronic, Olympus and Stryker 2Global Gynecological Devices Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Bayer, Boston Scientific, CooperSurgical, Ethicon, Hologic, Medtronic, Olympus and Stryker 34WEB Medical Unveils 3D-Printed Osteotomy Truss System 2
... NEW YORK, Oct. 8 Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... increased the size of its previously announced underwritten public ... shares and agreed to an indicative price of $28.00 ... sole book-running manager for the offering. The offering is ...
... Caremark (NYSE: CVS ) is leading the ... issues, with several recently introduced initiatives now set to ... and Chief Operating Officer Larry Merlo and other senior ... in New York City today. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/NE75914LOGO) ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Regeneron Increases Size of Public Offering of Common Stock 2Regeneron Increases Size of Public Offering of Common Stock 3CVS Caremark Ready to Support Patients and Payors Through Coming Era of Health Care Expansion 2CVS Caremark Ready to Support Patients and Payors Through Coming Era of Health Care Expansion 3
Standard vice clamp, can be fitted instead of Quick Realease Cassette...
... freezing stage is a refrigerated design for use ... for use with the 8000 sledge microtome, however, ... ,The refrigerated stage gives a large working area ... ridged to provide good adhesion between the specimen ...
... work, it is necessary to cool a specimen ... be fitted to most microtomes and will permit ... depending on conditions. The equipment consists of a ... stage is best suited for operation with a ...
... MNL 4404 & 4405 series Freezing Stages ... devices have no moving parts and need only ... water for operation. Freezing starts immediately ... is adjustable so that optimum cutting temperatures can ...
Medicine Products: