July 14th, 2010
01:43 PM ET

FDA panel weighs fate of diabetes drug Avandia

A patient pleaded with a Food and Drug Administration panel to keep the diabetes drug Avandia on the market as a second day of hearings on the safety of the medication got under way Wednesday.

The 33-member advisory committee had heard Tuesday from researchers who blasted a safety study funded and organized by the drug's manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline, as well as company scientists who defended the product against accusations that Avandia increases the risk of heart attack or stroke in its users.

The committee is expected to vote on whether to recommend yanking the drug from the market Wednesday afternoon.

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    July 14, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
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  3. Allison Hill

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    October 1, 2010 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
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