Diabetes Drug Avandia Unavailable in Most Pharmacies
This drug became extremely popular following its release in 1999 as it proved extremely effective in the management of Type 2 diabetes. However, a study in 2007 suggested a 40% increase in cardiovascular disease in patients taking Avandia.
The changes apply to not only Avandia, but also Avandament, and Avandaryl both contain rosiglitazone in conjunction with other drugs. The drug will be a last resort drug, only available to patients whose diabetes cannot be controlled on other medication.