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Maher Law Firm Warns Avandia Users - NY Times Reports - FDA Recommends Recall of Avandia
Date:2/26/2010

According to the New York Times, hundreds of people taking the type-2 diabetes drug Avandia® suffer heart attacks and heart failure as result of its use. For more information, contact the Maher Law firm.

(PRWEB) February 26, 2010 -- Maher Law Firm attorneys are investigating possible Avandia® claims. Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer – one familiar with Avandia®’s potentially fatal side effects – if you or a loved one has experienced heart problems after Avandia® use.

The article, published in the Friday edition (02/19/2010), cites confidential government reports stating that if Avandia® users were instead treated with Actos, a similar pill, about 500 heart attacks and 300 cases of heart failure would be averted each month.

An internal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) report recommends Avandia®, or “rosiglitazone” be removed from the market. The authors, Dr. David Graham and Dr. Kate Gelperin, both urge Avandia®’s withdrawal.

According to the New York Times, the reports have ignited debate within the FDA as to what to do about Avandia®. While some officials support its withdrawal, others believe more testing is needed.

What is Avandia®?
Avandia®, or rosiglitazone, is a popular prescription drug, manufactured by the U.K. pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKline, used to treat “type-2” or “adult-onset” diabetes.

Avandia® was once one of the biggest-selling drugs in the world. Driven in part by a multimillion-dollar advertisi
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