Health: Diabetes

House of Lords written question – answered on 6th April 2010.

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Photo of Lord Harrison Lord Harrison Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the treatment of diabetes with the drug Avandia.

Photo of Baroness Thornton Baroness Thornton Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Government have made no such assessment. The independent National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has made a number of recommendations about the use of thiazolidinediones, which include rosiglitazone (Avandia), in its clinical guideline on newer agents for type 2 diabetes published in May 2009. Further information can be found on NICE's website at http://guidance.

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