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Cheaper drug is just as good

...that is good news for diabetics and may further hurt sales of Avandia, a blockbuster pill recently tied to heart problems. The...drugs in 2005, long before a study published in May suggested Avandia, made by GlaxoSmithKline PLC, raised the risk of heart attacks...
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...Thursday that its controversial diabetes drug Avandia is under investigation by federal and...Administration issued severe restrictions on use of Avandia because of its links to heart attack...investigating the development of marketing of Avandia. The company received similar requests...
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GlaxoSmithKline sees a return to profits

...3 billion pounds.Underlying sales were up 5 percent, led by a 20 percent gain in Japan. These figures exclude sales of Avandia for diabetes, which has been hit by regulatory restrictions, the Valtrex herpes medication, which faces generic competition...
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...with three counts of lewd act on a child younger than 16.In other newsGLAXOSMITHKLINE improperly marketed the diabetes drug Avandia to South Carolina consumers, hiding its harmful side effects, according to a suit filed by the state attorney general.
People in the News should be a day well spent; any day with the Lord is!" Reese is the national spokeswoman for the diabetes medication Avandia. Since being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, she has lost 30 pounds and works out every day on a stationary bike. She also...
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Diabetes drug Rezulin will survive federal restrictions

...lose their effectiveness as the disease progresses. They may soon get them. Next month, an FDA advisory panel will review Avandia from SmithKline Beecham PLC and Actos from Eli Lilly & Co. and Takeda Chemical Industries Ltd. Analysts say the drugs may...
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Merger creates world's largest drugmaker

...HIV. SmithKline's top products include the antibiotic Augmentin, the anti-depressant Paxil and a new diabetes drug, Avandia. It also has a strong vaccines business. After news emerged that the companies were in merger talks, analysts said a consolidation...