Monthly archives: September, 2010

Type 2 Diabetes Drug Approved by NICE

Patients suffering from type 2 diabetes will be able to benefit from an injectable drug that NICE has approved for use by the NHS. NICE gave its backing to wider use of once-a-day Victoza (liraglutide), designed to help patients stabilise their blood sugar levels. The drug can be used on obese people as well as …

U.K. Regulator Says GSK’s Diabetes Drug Should Go

There is a flurry of activity surrounding the controversial Avandia diabetes pill. The UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency says the GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) drug “no longer has a place on the UK market.” The chair of the European Medicines Agency scientific advisory group on diabetes argues the pill should be withdrawn. And the same …

Experts Says Diabetes Drug Increases Heart Attack Risks

London, Sep 6 (IANS) Medical experts have urged a ban on Avandia, a drug taken by up to 100,000 diabetic patients in Britain, because it increases risks of heart attack. The Commission on Human Medicines said the “risks of rosiglitazone (Avandia) outweigh its benefits” and called for prompt action. Clinical pharmacologist Yoon Loke of the …