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“The sales force bribed physicians to prescribe GSK products using every imaginable form of high-priced entertainment, from Hawaiian vacations paying doctors millions of dollars to go on speaking tours, to tickets to Madonna concerts,” said US attorney Carmin Ortiz.
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Avandia (generic rosiglitazone) is a type 2 diabetes drug manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline and has been linked to adverse cardiovascular side effects. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported that an estimated 100 000 heart attacks have been linked to Avandia. 156 more words
Is heart failure the missing 800 pound gorilla in diabetes trials? That’s the argument proposed by a group of prominent cardiovascular and diabetes researchers.
It was long believed that by virtue of their glucose-lowering properties diabetes drugs would confer substantial cardiovascular benefits. 72 more words
Public release date: 23-Sep-2010
- New evidence surfaced in 2009 that suggested GSK hid important information about the drug’s safety from officials
- Wyeth’s diet drug Fen-Phen stayed on the market for almost 30 years until the FDA reviewed reports from independent physicians… 991 more words