Diabetes drug being pulled from pharmacy shelves

May 19, 2011 10:03:18 AM PDT
After nearly a decade of controversy the FDA is taking steps to curb the use of diabetes drug Avandia because of its heart attack risks.

Beginning in November, Avandia will be available only by mail order at select pharmacies. Patients must also be informed of its risks.

Studies have found the drug increases the chance of a heart attack or stroke by nearly 40 percent.