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  • A pharmacist holds a bottle of Avandia pills at Maximart Pharmacy in Palo Alto, Calif., on Wednesday, June 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

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    European regulators ordered the diabetes drug Avandia off the market, and the Food and Drug Administration placed stringent restrictions on its use in the United States, saying heart attack risks associated with the former blockbuster are too great a safety concern to continue its use for most people.

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