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Now that Avandia Use is Restricted, Are There Low-Cost Alternatives?

Word is out that the FDA has placed severe restrictions on the use of the diabetes drug Avandia.  Thousands of people are now forced to decide what to take in its place.

Avandia isn’t/wasn’t cheap.  The knee-jerk reaction of many physicians will likely be a switch to one of several other pricy brand name medications.

Now would be a good time to evaluate whether less-expensive options should be entertained.  This might especially be true for people who were prescribed Avandia from the start, or without first trying more than one medication of lesser expense.

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