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DIABETES PILL HEART RISK.

Byline: By EMILY COOK

THOUSANDS of Britons on drugs for diabetes could be doubling their risk of heart failure, experts have warned.

Rosiglitazone, known as Avandia, and pioglitazone, Actos, are already known to cause heart failure in type 2 diabetes sufferers with heart trouble.

Now a study by East Anglian University suggests one in 50 patients with out heart problems would suffer heart failure. Ten patients' hearts packed up in a month. Yoon Loke said: "The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence should re-evaluate its decision to recommend these drugs."
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jul 27, 2007
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