| Jul 13, 2010
| 8:26 AM
GlaxoSmithKline agreed to pay about $460 million to resolve a majority of lawsuits alleging the company's Avandia diabetes drug can cause heart attacks and strokes, people familiar with the accords said.
Glaxo, the U.K.'s biggest drugmaker, agreed to...
| Jun 30, 2010
| 2:11 PM
The arthritis pill Vioxx was withdrawn but menopause hormones were not, even though both were tied to heart risks. A multiple sclerosis medicine was pulled and later allowed back on.
So, when is a drug too risky to stay on the market?
| Jun 29, 2010
The diabetes drug Avandia, once the world's top-selling diabetes medication, took two more hits Monday with one new study linking it to an increased risk of heart attacks and a separate study linking it to an increased risk of heart failure and stroke....
| Jul 14, 2010
| 12:54 PM
U.S. health advisers said GlaxoSmithKline Plc's GSK.L diabetes drug Avandia should be allowed to stay on the market in some form, easing a threat of further litigation that could have followed a ban.
The 33-member panel of outside experts convened by the...
| Jul 15, 2010
Faced with conflicting and less-than-conclusive scientific evidence, a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel recommended Wednesday that the controversial diabetes drug Avandia remain on the market — but with tighter supervision and increased...
| Feb 7, 2011
| 8:41 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- GlaxoSmithKline PLC said Monday it has updated the labeling of its diabetes pill Avandia to include safety restrictions ordered by federal health authorities because of the drug's links to heart attack.
The Food and Drug Administration...
| Aug 13, 2010
Men who took erectile dysfunction drugs such as Viagra were more likely to become infected with sexually transmitted diseases, including AIDS, U.S. researchers have reported.
This infection rate was higher even in the year before the men got their...
| Feb 18, 2010
| 11:19 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - GlaxoSmithKline said Thursday it will remove zinc from its denture cream, following reports that excessive use over many years can cause neurological damage and blood problems in consumers.
The British manufacturer will cease...
| Nov 6, 2009
| 7:11 PM
Each year, malaria kills more than 1 million people -- 90% of them in sub-Saharan Africa and 80% of them younger than 5 -- and makes 300 million people seriously ill. Major progress in controlling the disease has been made by the widespread adoption of...
| Sep 17, 2009
The United States will donate 10% of its supply of vaccine against pandemic H1N1 influenza virus to developing countries that do not have the resources to procure it on their own, a White House spokesman said today. The U.S. has......
| Sep 30, 2009
British media are reporting that vaccinations with the human papilloma virus vaccine Cervarix will resume immediately after an autopsy showed that 14-year-old Natalie Morton died from a serious underlying medical condition and that the death had nothing...