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For People with Diabetes who take Avandia, Avandamet or Avandaryl
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) believes that the ingredient rosiglitazone—used in the prescription drugs Avandia, Avandamet and Avandaryl—may increase the risk of heart attacks.

In response to this possible risk, the manufacturer will provide rosiglitazone only by mail order to those enrolled in a special REMS program. If you wish to continue to take any of these medications your doctor must enroll themselves and you in the REMS program. Medications containing rosiglitazone will not be available through pharmacies.

Inter Valley Health Plan members receiving rosiglitazone through the REMS program must pay the full dollar amount. If the receipt is submitted to Inter Valley, we will reimburse our share of the cost and the balance is the member’s responsibility. Note: the member’s share of cost may be a higher amount than it was before enrolling in the REMS program.

If you would like more information please call our pharmacy department at 1-800-523-3142.

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