One more strike against diabetes drugs. Australia's regulators are warning that the class of drugs including Avandia and Actos may boost the risk of bone fractures in older women.
A four-year study of 4,360 patients showed that post-menopausal women taking one of the thiazolidinediones were more likely to break a bone. The Therapeutic Goods Administration won't withdraw the drugs, but manufacturers are warning doctors about the newly identified risks.
- read theÂ report from the Sydney Morning Herald