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Denver, CO, June 21, 2007 --( With media coverage continuing to raise serious safety questions about the diabetes drug Avandia, is proud to remind readers that it maintains a comprehensive collection of important legal information for concerned patients at their Avandia attorney information portal. Avandia (Rosiglitazone) is a prescription medication intended to help patients with Type 2 diabetes control their blood sugar levels. However, a study published in the June 14th issue of the New England Journal of Medicine showed that using Avandia raised patients' risk of heart attack by up to 43 percent, and their risk of heart-disease-related death by up to 64 percent. In response, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has called for a strong "black box" warning on Avandia's label, and Congress has called for an inquiry into the drug's approval.

These concerns about heart disease are not new; CBS News reports that the drug's own maker, GlaxoSmithKline, submitted information to the FDA last year suggesting a similar rate of heart problems in Avandia users. Diabetes patients and their doctors are especially concerned about this side effect because diabetes itself increases a patient's risk of serious heart disease; the American Diabetes Association says two out of three diabetics die of heart disease or stroke. Patients and their loved ones with questions about Avandia are invited to visit's Avandia lawyer information portal to browse's extensive collection of original informational articles on Avandia. From there, they can easily navigate to's collection of Avandia news articles, government safety warnings, glossary of Avandia terms and an original Avandia blog. As the investigation into Avandia's safety continues,'s team of attorneys, writers and editors will respond with frequent updates of this free portal of Avandia information.

The Avandia portal takes its place among LegalView's growing online collection of comprehensive information on legal topics important to Americans. Anyone who is considering birth injury litigation, needs an auto accident attorney, or is seeking out a traumatic brain injury attorney is invited to visit's completely free collections of factual information on these important topics. The information available on these portal sites includes fast facts, easy-to-understand articles outlining the issue, feeds of news articles and information from public safety authorities, legal glossaries as well as encyclopedia entries and blogs that track the issues as they unfold.

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