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Diabetes drug Avandia will not be available in retail pharmacies after November, the FDA says
Los Angeles Times

The controversial diabetes drug Avandia, known generically as rosiglitazone, will no longer be available in most pharmacies after November, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. Instead, it will be available by mail order only from selected certified pharmacies, and patients as well as physicians will have to undergo educational programs before it can be prescribed, the agency said. The FDA announced in September that it would take this action, but the new rules are just now being implemented.