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Avandia diabetes drug suspended

The diabetes drug Avandia, also known as rosiglitazone, has been suspended by UK and European drug watchdogs. The drug, which is used to control blood sugar in type 2 diabetes, has been linked to an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

In light of these risks, both the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have recommended that the drug is no longer prescribed. This prescribing ban also applies to Avandamet and Avaglim, two related drugs also containing rosiglitazone.

 

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