Diabetes Drug Avandia Will be Gone From Retail Shelves by November

Diabetes medication Avandia will be pulled from pharmacy shelves in November because it poses a major risk of heart attack, the Food and Drug Administration has announced.

Under a new program effective Nov. 18, 2011, only certified physicians will be allowed to prescribe the drug, and then only to patients who've been informed of the risks and who will fill their prescriptions by mail order through specific pharmacies.

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