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India Drug Watchdog To Consider Avandia, Add 20 Inspection Centers (India)

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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The Pharmacovigilance Advisory Committee, which oversees prescription drug safety issues in India, plans to take up several drugs Dec. 17. High on the list is GlaxoSmithKline's Avandia (rosiglitazone) Type 2 diabetes drug, which recently was required by the U.S. FDA to carry a "black box" warning because of associations with heart attacks. The committee also plans to add another 20 centers to the three-year-old National Pharmacovigilance Program, said M. Venkateswarlu, drug controller general. (Click here for more ) "Pharma Vigilance Panel To Decide On Controversial Drugs" Business Line (India) (12/9/07)
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