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February 22nd, 2010
11:00 AM ET

Drug linked to heart attacks

A shocking new Senate report concludes the Diabetes drug Avandia is linked to tens of thousands of heart attacks, and its manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline, knew about the risks for years and kept them from the public. That report is also highly critical of the Food and Drug Administration.

Dr. Steven Nissen co-wrote a study at the Cleveland Clinic nearly three years ago tying Avandia to an increased risk of heart attack and death. He joined us on Monday's American Morning to discuss the report.

Read more: Senate report ties diabetes drug to heart attacks

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  1. Jan Wells

    FDA has not been responsible for decades. I took this drug while it did a good job I wondered why I felt my hear racing alot of time. I stopped it the minute I heard this "side effect" . I have a friend who took DR. Prescribed medication and now has a failing liver. FDA pulled the 2 drugs off the market. Too late, my friend took it for over 7 years. Chemical solution are not the only health choices. Why can't we blend Allopathic medicine with Holistic? Surely there are are benefits for both sides? Oops, that would mean the vast majority of people would get healthy. That would cut into the obscene profits from Big Pharma. I see endless lines at the pharmacy. Everyone appears to be refilling medication, but not getting well so they don't need it!

    February 22, 2010 at 6:04 pm |