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  •  Yes, They did. (8+ / 0-)

    I'm on the road right now, and don't have all my research handy, but there is evidence of precisely that.  When my other half's doctor was speculating about putting him on it, I'd already heard about the problems, so I did a huge amount of digging.  Needless to say, he stayed on Metformin.  I think eventually it will come out that GSK did the same thing with Avandia that Merck did with Vioxx.

    Oh, and a caveat about Actos:  If you dig deeply enough, you'll find that there have been questions about Actos, too - and not merely the pancreatitis, but much more serious issues.  So he's not taking that, either.

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    by Aji on Tue Feb 23, 2010 at 03:35:10 PM PST

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    •  Great information. Thank you. (2+ / 0-)
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      •  You're welcome. (3+ / 0-)
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        I did a diary a couple of days ago about the diabetes epidemic in our Native communities; this is an issue that is very personal to me.

        I won't be home for a few weeks (dealing w/a family medical issue), but if you want, remind me down the road and I'll see if I can dig up links for you.

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        by Aji on Tue Feb 23, 2010 at 04:11:45 PM PST

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