I grew up with a large family. I have a brother and sister from my parents, a brother from my mother, and two sisters plus a brother from my step-mother. There were a lot of children in both of our houses.
My eyes went directly to the advertisement, featuring a free gourmet meal and a promise to attendees to "discover the hidden secrets about how to potentially reverse your Type 2 diabetes." This was the most exciting thing I'd come across in some time and it was happening at a location near me. Was this the answer? I mean, who wants to pass up a free gourmet meal and an opportunity to reverse this chronic disease? Reading the advertisement more closely, it was being promoted by a diabetes company and it was being held at a convenient evening hour.
About five years ago during a visit to a local endocrinologist, he asked if I might be interested in participating in a Phase 3 study of a new type 2 drug. It didn't take long for me to say yes, especially once he explained how being a study subject worked.
A significant majority-20 of 26 members attending a combined meeting of FDA advisory committees-has voted to modify or remove the current restrictive label and distribution regulations affecting the type 2 drug Avandia.
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