Posts Tagged 'diabetes'

Diabetes Drug Recalled Over NDMA Contamination

metformin recalls continueThe metformin recalls that have plagued the diabetes drug industry for the past year continue as yet another company’s formulation of the drug has tested positive for a human carcinogen.

The debacle started in 2020 when lots of metformin from Teva Pharmaceuticals and Sun Pharmaceuticals both tested positive for NDMA, or N-Nitrosodimethylamine. The compound is believed to have ties to variety of types of cancer and the discovery was enough to trigger recalls of ...

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Metformin Recalls Continue Over Contamination Risk

metformin recalled after NDMA contamination discoveredTwo lots of diabetes drug metformin produced by Kansas City, Missouri drug maker Nostrum Laboratories are being pulled from pharmacy shelves over concerns that they might be contaminated with a cancer-causing compound. The compound, known as NDMA or nitrosamine, was detected in the company’s 750mg HCI extended-release tablets at levels that exceed federal regulations.

NDMA is a naturally occurring chemical that is found in everything from the fruits you ...

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Metformin Recalls Underway as Cancer-causing Compounds Found

metformin recalled after NDMA foundDiabetics who take metformin will want to contact their healthcare providers after multiple recalls of the drug have occurred due to the discovery of elevated levels of a cancer-causing compound. Multiple lots of the extended release version of the drug from multiple manufacturers tested positive for the presence of NDMA, or N-Nitrosodimethylamine, in amounts that exceed FDA regulations.

According to the FDA, humans should be able to tolerate up ...

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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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