Posts Tagged 'Januvia'

New Implantable Diabetes Pump Outperforms Januvia

implantable diabetes pump may outperform januviaIntarcia Therapeutics Inc. has released clinical research that, according to the company’s CEO, shows that their new diabetes pump will have “broad appeal in the market.” Intarcia, a private biotech firm from Boston, reported that their new implantable pump, called ITCA 650, performed better in glucose reduction and weight loss when compared to diabetes drugs currently on the market, including Merck’s Januvia.

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FDA: DPP-4 Inhibitors Like Januvia May Cause Severe Joint Pain

fda issues warning on DPP-4 inhibitorsThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a safety communication warning that certain type 2 diabetes drugs, called dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors, may lead to severe joint pain in patients taking them. Among the diabetes drugs named in the announcement are Merck’s Januvia (sitagliptin) and AstraZeneca and Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Onglyza (saxagliptin); as well as Incretin mimetic drugs containing linagliptin or alogliptin.

Januvia was approved by the FDA ...

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Merck Faces 3rd Rejection of Anesthesia Drug

merck anesthesia drug rejected by FDA for third straight timeThe pharmaceutical giant Merck faces yet another FDA rejection of its anesthesia drug Sugammadex, FierceBiotech reports. Sugammadex, obtained when Merck merged with the pharmaceutical company Shering-Plough, has been hailed as one of the top experimental drugs in Merck’s development pipeline. Over the years, however, it has experienced a number of setbacks, beginning with its first rejection by the FDA in 2008 and continuing with a second ...

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Do I Have a Byetta Claim?

Many Americans who were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer or thyroid cancer while taking the prescription medication Byetta may wonder if they can file a Byetta lawsuit and recover for their injuries. Whether you have a claim and how much your case may be worth will depend on the specific details of your experience. You should consult with an attorney who can evaluate whether you have a viable products liability claim.

What is Byetta?

Byetta is an injectable medicine manufactured ...

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What Are Januvia Side Effects?

Januvia is a once-a-day prescription medication used to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. While there are many medications for people with diabeties, some, like Januvia may cause serious side effects.

Like most prescriptions, Januvia’s side effects can be mild and inconvenient for patients, such as nausea, headache, sore throat, and more. However, recent medical studies have found that patients taking Januvia have experienced much more severe and possibly life-threatening side effects that are not ...

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Drug manufacturers agree to review of diabetes drugs

Global drug manufacturers have agreed to cooperate with an independent review of diabetes drugs classified as “incretin mimetics,” which include Byetta and Januvia, in light of a growing body of research suggesting that the drugs may be linked to pancreatic cancer and a potentially deadly inflammation of the pancreas called pancreatitis.

The American Diabetes Association has called for such a review.

A Reuters report on the issue quotes the ADA’s chief scientific and ...

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