Nurse Joanne Conaway fills in for Dr. Wallach. Joanne discusses a recent report that found the blockbuster diabetes drug "Avandia" has been linked to increased risk of heart attack and death. Contending that there is no need to take these drugs because diabetes can be controlled by diet and exercise.
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Doug Winfrey and Joanne Conaway discuss a report that has linked the drug "Exjade" to serious and fatal kidney failure. Rather than pull the drug from the market the FDA once again simple increased the warnings on the label of the drug. Unfortunately, most patients never see the package insert that carries the warnings so they will have to rely on their doctor for the information.
- Pam has questions regarding a diagnosis of lymphadema.
- Ellie is suffering from a gastrointestinal bacteria infection.
- Bernie calls to inform listeners about the House bill HR 2117 which would allow people to give out health information regarding supplements.
- Charles has questions concerning a recent cholesterol test.