Diligent nursing home doctor takes resident off of risky drug

A 73 year-old nursing home resident thanks her doctor at the nursing home who took her off of the risky experimental drug that hospital doctors had administered to her. The 73 year-old began taking Avandia, an experimental blood sugar regulating drug, in 2004. Her daughter believes that the drug led to the 73 year-old woman’s heart attack in October of 2005. After the nursing home doctor received notice that Avandia was causing health problems, he took her off. She is doing better today than she was two years ago.

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