A drug taken by thousands of men and women with diabetes could be banned over concerns that it raises the risk of heart disease.
The safety of Avandia – currently prescribed to 100,000 people in Britain – is under investigation by the Europeans Medicine Agency, a watchdog with the power to withdraw treatments in Britain.
It follows research that shows the drug puts users at a 60 per cent greater risk of heart failure than other medication.
Avandia is currently prescribed to people with type 2 diabetes, the form of the disease linked to obesity which usually occurs in middle age.
It is already being investigated in the US by the Food and Drugs Administration, the medicines watchdog, who will report their findings next week…
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