Consumer Group Asks FDA To Take Avandia Off the Market
Public Citizen, a consumer group, has filed a petition with FDA to take diabetes drug Avandia off the market. The group argues that the drug poses a variety of life-threatening risks, including heart and liver damage. FDA is continuing to monitor Avandia's safety record and plans to "carefully review" the petition.
- "Consumer Groups Asks Government To Ban Avandia" (AP/Google.com, 10/31).