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FDA Clears Avandia For More Widespread Use

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  Original Published: 11/28/2013 The Food and Drug Administration is loosening its restrictions on a controversial diabetes drug. The agency has cleared "Avandia" for widespread use. It comes after the agency limited use of the drug in 2010 to patients with Type 2 diabetes who couldn't control their illness with other medications. The FDA made that move after studies showed the drug was linked to an increased risk of serious heart problems. But now, federal regulators say new research shows the drug is no more dangerous than other diabetes medications.
   
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