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Blog Posts in February, 2010

  • Newly Uncovered Reports Indicate FDA Debate over Avandia Heating Up

    Avandia, a popular drug used to treat Type 2 diabetes, has been linked to a higher risk of heart attack and heart failure than any other diabetes drug. The drug has recently made headlines due to the uncovering of confidential government reports, in which doctors from the Food and Drug Administration concluded that "Rosiglitazone [Avandia] should be removed from the market." The uncovered reports ...
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  • Long Term Healthcare Hospitals: Lack of Scrutiny over Poor Standards of Care?

    The New York Times recently published an article on the lack of scrutiny long-term healthcare hospitals face over their standards of care. According to the report, Medicare has never closely examined the care provided in these facilities, which are largely run by for-profit companies and have no doctors on staff. Many are "hospitals within hospitals"€, as the company that runs them contracts ...
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  • Weight Loss Pill Meridia Receives FDA Warning Saying Users have Increased Risk of Heart Attack

    Recently, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) added new warnings to the weight loss pill Meridia. On the same day, the European Medicines Agency (the European equivalent of the FDA) advised doctors and pharmacists to stop using the drug as the “risks…are greater than their benefits”. The FDA’s new warnings indicate the increased risk of heart attacks and strokes in ...
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