It should surprise no one in the health or medical field that the diabetes drug Avandia is linked to an increased risk of heart attacks (at least, not after Steven Nissen’s 2007 study of Avandia). Unfortunately, for most doctors, Plan B is to simply prescribe another drug.
“Don’t worry about the Avandia scare, Mrs. Jones; here, just take Actos or Glynase instead.”
Until some “rogue independent researcher” publishes a meta-analysis showing those drugs will kill you as well, that is.
There is an alternative solution to this problem. Beware: It’ll require some critical thinking on your part.