Re: Avandia and name of the new drug?
There is not a 43% risk of heart attack when taking Avandia. Actually it is a 43% increase in the risk. This means if the risk with no medication is 1%, then the risk of taking Avandia is 1.4%. That is a lot less scarier.
However, the overall risk was small. Among the 15,560 Avandia patients there were 86 heart attacks and 39 deaths, compared with 72 heart attacks and 22 deaths among the 12,283 patients not taking Avandia.
Last edited by Laura789; 05-29-2008 at 08:29 PM.