Posts Tagged 'diabetes'

Diabetes Drug Invokana No Longer Carries Boxed Warning

FDA drops invokana black boxWhen the FDA made the decision to give Johnson & Johnson’s diabetes drug Invokana a black box warning in 2017, one would like to believe that the decision was not made lightly. The boxed warning is the strongest warning the agency can issue for a drug on the US healthcare market and indicates that the product can pose grave risks to the consumer if used. There is no ...

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A Tidal Wave Builds as Insulin Pricing Outrage Grows

lawsuits filed over rising insulin pricesThere is no way to overstate the importance of the discovery of insulin and the impact it has had on the world. Insulin has either extended or saved the lives of countless diabetics in the nearly 100 years since the discovery occurred. While the event and the attention it would bring would lead to significant strains on the interpersonal relationships of those involved, the researchers nonetheless pressed ...

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Diabetes Drug Linked to Flesh-Eating Genital Infection

sglt2 inhibitors linked to flesh-eating genital infectionDiabetic patients taking Invokana, Farxiga, or Jardiance are on alert over reports that these SGLT2 inhibitors could possibly cause a potentially lethal flesh-eating infection of the genitals. Bloomberg recently reported that SGLT2 inhibitor-induced Fourneir’s gangrene was observed in a dozen patients between March 2013 and May 2018. All cases required surgery and in one case the condition proved fatal. The FDA has said that more cases ...

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Invokana Now Carries an Additional Risk: Circumcision

invokana linked to circumcision riskPatients taking Invokana and other SGLT2 inhibitors to treat and control their Type II diabetes have done so with the risk of a wide variety of adverse side effects for quite some time. The drugs’ links to serious conditions like bone fractures, kidney failure, and a particularly dangerous condition known as ketoacidosis are well established. They can strike anyone – young, old, men, and women.

However, there is another ...

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New Alerts Over Invokana Amputations

invokana increases risk of amputationsThose who suffer from Type II diabetes are well aware of the risks their disease brings. Medical professionals repeatedly emphasize the importance of keeping up with blood glucose levels, regulating the diet, and exercising. The outcomes of maintaining such vigilance are stark in their contrast. Comply, and you can live a fairly normal life. Fail to comply, however, and the consequences can be tragic.

Amputation; generally of the leg or foot, is among ...

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Trouble for Diabetes Drug Makers?

invokana and farxiga mdls to move forwardKnown as SGLT2 inhibitors for short, sodium glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors are a class of drugs intended for certain individuals with Type II diabetes. The drugs prevent glucose from being absorbed in the kidneys and reduce glucose in the blood by causing it to be expelled in the urine.

Unfortunately, this relatively new class of drugs has already allegedly caused enough harm ...

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