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FDA Advisory Panel Votes Would Allow Avandia Sales

Votes are split but largely negative about the diabetes drug

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En español | An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today cast a contentious vote to allow blockbuster diabetes drug Avandia to remain on the market. But the vote was split, and overwhelmingly negative in its judgment about Avandia’s risks, with 12 voting to withdraw the drug from the market altogether, 10 voting for it to be sold only with additional warnings and use restrictions, seven calling for some added warnings, and only three voting for no changes. One panel member abstained. … Back to Article

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