Furosemide 40 mg tablets are used as a water pill. They are under the class of drugs called diuretics. Diuretics help in the elimination or secretion of unwanted body fluids that causes serious effects in the body. One of these serious unwanted body effects is Edema in which the furosemide 40 mg tablets are the best medication that intends to cure it. Edema is the swelling of some body parts caused by abnormal fluid formation between the interstitial spaces of some of our body tissues caused by some health conditions like high blood pressure, lung problems, heart problems, and liver problems. Furosemide 40 mg tablets works by discharging these fluids together with the urine by controlling some kidney functions. Typically, a doctor prescribes you with furosemide 40 mg tablets if you have too much water in the body. Read more…
Last week saw an rule that there is reason to believe the troubled diabetes drug Avandia (rosiglitazone) does indeed increase cardiovascular risks compared to its direct competitor Actos (pioglitazone).
Now, the FDA appears to be moving to shut down the Canadian-led trial that represented the last chance for maker GlaxoSmithKline to prove its drug is safe. The agency put a "partial clinical hold" on new recruitment for the trial while it updates the lead investigators - Drs Salim Yusef and Hertzel Gerstein of McMaster University - on the results of last week's panel meeting.
While the FDA safety panel stopped short of voting to remove Avandia from the market, the agency can still take action without a vote, and most observers suspect the end is near for Avandia, which has already seen sales collapse in the wake of data suggesting it increases cardiovascular events.
In fact, the same safety concerns were inhibiting recruitment to the TIDE trial. GSK, which agreed in 2007 to fund a head-to-head comparison with pioglitazone, said last week that only 1,100 of an intended 16,000 study participants have volunteered to date.
Posted by David Elkins and others at 4:30 PM