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Doctors and critics doubt the accuracy of Avandia study

Results of a clinical study announced in New Orleans recently appeared to exonerate Avandia from long-held suspicions that the drug causes adverse cardiovascular events in patients undergoing treatment for diabetes 2. Many doctors and other critics, however, say that the study is flawed and remain unconvinced of the findings. Financial analysts believe the results will likely give GlaxoSmithKline’s one-time blockbuster drug a sales boost. Researchers announced the results of the RECORD trial at the American Diabetes Association meeting in New Orleans. The study monitored 2,220 patients who received Avandia (rosiglitazone) as a supplement to metformin, normally the first-line drug in ... Read More

FEMA Trailers Toxic

On May 25, MSNBC reported that investigation continues in cases of illness resulting from FEMA trailers provided to evacuees from 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. Formaldehyde was detected in the travel trailers and mobile homes in unusually high levels, and about 17,000 people are claiming the homes caused illnesses for themselves or loved ones. This report was written by MSNBC’s Spencer S. Hsu. WASHINGTON – Within days of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall in August 2005, frantic officials at the Federal Emergency Management Agency ordered nearly $2.7 billion worth of trailers and mobile homes to house the storm’s victims, many of them using a ... Read More