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FDA requires removal of certain restrictions on the diabetes drug Avandia

Avandia Bottle

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[11-25-2013] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced it is requiring the removal of certain restrictions on prescribing and use of the diabetes drug Avandia (rosiglitazone) to reflect new information regarding the cardiovascular risk of the medicine. Today’s actions are consistent with the recommendations of expert advisory committees.