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Older Patients Who Take Avandia Have Higher Risk of Heart Attacks

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According to an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association older people who suffer from diabetes and take Avandia as part of their treatment regimen are 60% increased risk of heart failure, a 40% increased risk of heart attack, and a 30% increased risk of death. This is obviously not good news for Glaxo Smith Kline, the manufacturer of Avandia. Avandia is a controversial drug designed to treat Type II diabetes but has faced stiff criticism concerning its links to cardiac issues.

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