FDA overturns safety restrictions on diabetes pill Avandia based on new heart safety data

  • by: MATTHEW PERRONE , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 25, 2013 - 4:00 PM

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration is lifting severe safety restrictions on the former blockbuster diabetes pill Avandia, citing recent data suggesting that the much-debated medication does not increase the risk of heart attack.

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