DIABETES DRUG

  • Health Ministry to review ban on antidiabetes drug Pioglitazone July 19, 2013

    The Health Ministry is expected to decide on the fate of antidiabetes drug Pioglitazone on Friday. The verdict is likely to affect millions of users. The drug has been banned in Germany and France because of the sideeffects like gallbladder cancer. ...
  • Diabetes drug may restore memory in Alzheimer patients December 12, 2012

    Toronto: A drug intended for diabetes appears to restore memory in brain cells affected by Alzheimer's disease, researchers say. Medical researchers at the University of Alberta led by Jack Jhamandas took brain tissue from animal models with Alzheimer's disease and tested the tissue in the lab, looking specifically at the...
  • Diabetes drug may be bad for heart: Report February 21, 2010

    An internal report by the US Food and Drug Administration has said that common diabetes drug Rosiglitazone comes with a risk of heart attacks. Sold by GSK under the name Avandia, the drug reportedly causes fluid retention. A US Senate report has alleged that drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline knew of the risks....