Physicians Weighing Benefits, Risks of Prescribing Avandia
Physicians are grappling with whether to prescribe GlaxoSmithKline's diabetes drug Avandia after an FDA panel voted to keep the medication on the market despite safety concerns. Many doctors are wary of prescribing the medication, especially for patients whose diabetes is newly diagnosed. However, some physicians say the situation is different for patients currently taking Avandia and responding well to the treatment.
- "Doctors Face Dilemma Over Prescribing Avandia" (Norris, "All Things Considered," NPR, 7/15).