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New Restrictions on Avandia

The Food and Drug Administration has placed new restrictions on the diabetes drug Avandia because of concerns it could cause a heart attack.  New patients can still get a prescription for the drug, but only if they cannot control their blood sugar levels with other medications.

Avandia will be pulled off the market in Europe, but the FDA says there is not enough evidence to warrant complete withdrawal in the U.S.

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