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China's Drug Regulators Issue Warning On Use Of Avandia While Debating Suspension Vs. Restricted Use

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

SHANGHAI - China's State FDA issued a warning Sept. 25 on the potential cardiovascular risk of using drugs containing rosiglitazone and told the public that the agency is organizing a committee of experts to evaluate the benefits and risks of rosiglitazone drugs, including GlaxoSmithKline's Avandia (rosiglitazone), Avandamet (metformin and rosiglitazone) and generics

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