Latest Steven Nissen Stories

2008-07-02 00:05:00

Speaking before a U.S. advisory panel, Cleveland Clinic cardiologist Steven Nissen said higher standards of testing should be enforced to ensure that new proposed diabetes medicines do not damage patients’ hearts.

2008-01-31 10:20:00

Iowa Senator Charles Grassley said yesterday that Dr. Steven M. Haffner, a well-known diabetes expert at the University of Health Science Center in San Antonio, had leaked confidential, unpublished information to GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) that questioned the safety of the company’s diabetes drug Avandia.

2007-05-23 14:30:00

How can big safety issues go undetected in medicines taken by millions of people for many years, as happened this week with the diabetes pill Avandia and a few years ago with the painkiller Vioxx?

2006-09-04 08:06:34

By Ben Hirschler, European Pharmaceuticals Correspondent BARCELONA (Reuters) - The booming market for drug-coated stents faces an uncertain future as some heart experts question the long-term safety record of the devices.

2005-11-21 12:08:05

By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An experimental diabetes drug that may increase the risk of congestive heart failure and death should not be allowed on the market despite initial support from U.S. regulators, a consumer group said on Monday.

2005-10-20 14:59:04

By Andrew Stern CHICAGO (Reuters) - The experimental diabetes drug, Pargluva, made by Merck & Co. Inc. and Bristol-Myers Squibb, may carry risks of heart attack and cancer and should be studied further, researchers said on Thursday. Dr.

2005-10-20 11:36:53

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The experimental diabetes drug Pargluva, made by Merck and Co. Inc. and Bristol-Myers Squibb, may carry risks for heart attacks and cancer and should be studied further, researchers said on Thursday.

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