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Medicine: Diabetes and Avandia #861341

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 21, 2007
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Reports introduced.

(Washington: Wyatt Andrews) The bombshell from the Cleveland Clinic linking Avandia, the "wonder drug" for treating type II diabetes, to heart problems examined; details given from the response of the FDA and drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline. [Cleveland Clinic Dr. Steven NISSEN†- says it is most urgent the company and FDA do analyses of the drug; offers patient advice.] [Representative Henry WAXMAN - wants to hear from the FDA.]

(Studio: Katie Couric, Jon LaPook) How Avandia works, other medication options, the lack of clarity about this study and the need for a large study over a number of years discussed.

Couric, Katie;
Andrews, Wyatt;
LaPook, Jon

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