Is your patient still using rosiglitazone?

Gov-Ari, Hanna K.; Stevermer, James J.
August 2011
Clinician Reviews;Aug2011, Vol. 21 Issue 8, p30
Academic Journal
The article reports that doctors have stopped prescribing rosiglitazone when a study linked it to an elevated myocardial infarction (MI) risk. That it is not advised to switch to pioglitazone instead of initiating rosiglitazone therapy for patients with diabetes is pointed out. Although removing the drug from the market received a majority vote at a U.S. Food and Drug Administration meeting, the motion was not carried out. Both drugs bear a black box warning regarding congestive heart failure.


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