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Indian subcontinent at higher risk of heart disease and diabetes

Indian subcontinent at higher risk of heart disease and diabetes

Indian subcontinent is hosting for one of the biggest sporting event of the region staring from 19 Feb 2011, Cricket World Cup.  While the world cup preparations are at its peak, World Bank released a report which states South Asia is facing a health crisis with alarming levels of heart disease, obesity and diabetes.  These diseases used to be called as diseases of the developed world, but they...
Filed in: Diseases, Health News
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GSK revised label of diabetes drug Avandia to include restrictions

GSK revised label of diabetes drug Avandia to include restrictions

FDA was under immense pressure in 2010 to ban the use of diabetes drug, Avandia manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline.  FDA did not issue ban, but asked GSK to make labeling changes with restriction on use of drug rosiglitazone (Avandia).  The changes were results of meta analysis from studies that exhibited increased risk of heart attack in people taking Avandia.  The new label restricts use of Avandia...
Filed in: Drugs, Health News
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