Use diabetes drug with caution, says ministry


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  • Sunday, 23 Sep 2012

KUALA LUMPUR: Medical practitioners have been advised to use Avandia only with approved indications in treating diabetes, while patients receiving treatment must adhere to medical advice.

Health director-general Datuk Seri Dr Hasan Abdul Rahman said this when commenting on a report that GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) was penalised US$3bil (RM9bil) after pleading guilty to unlawful promotion of two anti-depressant drugs, Paxil (paroxetin) and Wellbutrin (bupropion) with unapproved indications.

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