Faster than a New York Minute: The diabetes drug, Avandia, which is known to cause problems in some people with fluid retention, also may cause fluid build up in the retina - a condition known as macular edema. The company sent out a letter about it last month I don't remember seeing it. It might have been mistaken for junk mail, but the only reference to it I could find on the internet was the letter sent to Canadian doctors. The AP ran the story today, but the trial lawyers are already on the case.
There's no way to tell what the likelihood of this happening with Avandia is, but it does push it down to a choice of last resort - especially since diabetics tend to have eye problems anyway. posted by Sydney on
1/06/2006 01:22:00 PM