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Panel to explore potential dangers of diabetes drug Avandia

As expected, a scientist with the Food and Drug Administration is recommending pulling the diabetes drug Avandia off the market.

Doctor David Graham bases his recommendation on high heart risks.

Graham's presentation to a day-long meeting of experts focuses on those risks combined with what he says is a lack of short-term benefits when diabetics use Avandia to control their blood sugar levels.

Later today, officials with drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline will spell out their reasons for opposing Graham's recommendation.

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