February 23, 2010

Avandia Causes Heart Attacks

More people are becoming aware of the reality that big pharmaceutical companies can be a major source of serious health problems. When huge profits from pharmaceutical products are in the offing, the FDA provides no assurance against corporate criminal conduct by drug manufacturers.

Natural News reports that “GlaxoSmithKline, maker of the diabetes drug Avandia, knew the drug was linked to tens of thousands of heart attacks but went out of its way to hide this information from the public, says a 334-page report just released by the Senate Finance Committee.

“This report also accuses the FDA of betraying the public trust, explaining that FDA bureaucrats intentionally dismissed safety concerns found by the agency's own scientists.” (Read the complete article: GlaxoSmithKline deliberately hid evidence of Avandia harm, says Senate report)

1 comment:

  1. This is really sad news. Avandia was such a good medication in my situation. However, when the reports came out 2+ years ago regarding the heart attacks, I was taken off of it. Had to go back to using olde meds, with insulin added, still not doing as well as I did with Avandia. So, I wonder what I would prefer: quick death by heart attack, or slow death from kidney failure?

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