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June 2007 Archives

FDA Warning for Avandia Health Risks

Was the FDA Negligent in Overseeing the Diabetes Drug, Avandia®? WASHINGTON, DC -- June 22, 2007 --The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may have been too hasty in approving the diabetes drug, Avandia®, and negligent in issuing timely warnings about its safety, according to some participants at a recent hearing...

Tobacco Lawsuit Concerning Misleading Advertising

US Supreme Court Rules Tobacco Case Cannot Be Removed from State to Federal Court WASHINGTON, DC -- June 15, 2007 -- A recent US Supreme Court ruling prohibited Philip Morris from removing a class action tobacco lawsuit from an Arkansas court to a more business-friendly federal court. The case, Watson...

Tobacco Injuries and Tobacco Cases

Institute of Medicine Recommends Ways to Reduce Smoking in the US WASHINGTON, DC -- June 8, 2007 -- Tobacco use causes 440,000 deaths per year nationwide and accounts for about $89 billion in health care expenses, according to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), a scientific group that advises Congress on...

FDA May Have Known About Avandia® Heart Risk

Diabetes Pill, Avandia®, Linked to Heart Attacks WASHINGTON, DC -- June 1, 2007 -- The diabetes drug Avandia® increased the risk of heart attacks by about 43 percent, according to a recent report from the Cleveland Clinic (N Engl J Med. 2007 May 21). Also, more Avandia® users died from...