Good News For Diabetics?


As we wrote not too long ago, South Carolina is in the Diabetes Belt, with about 450,000 of our residents suffering from diabetes.

In the news this week is an announcement by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) that prescription drug Avandia will now be widely available to treat type 2 diabetes. This represents an about-face by the agency, because they restricted use of Avandia after 2007 clinical trials indicated the drug increases the risk of heart attacks or death.

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