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Total domination: Merck sues Indian generic drug company to halt competition for lucrative diabetes drug market

7/2/2013 - The second most populated country in the world, India, has become a vicious battleground for competing interests within the pharmaceutical industry that are trying to gain control of the drug market. And one of the latest legal feuds has been initiated by U.S.-based drug giant Merck & Co., creator of...

Johnson and Johnson's new diabetes drug causes vaginal yeast infections and other unlabeled health conditions

4/25/2013 - The FDA has recently approved Johnson and Johnson's new type 2 diabetes drug Invokana. This drug, although deemed safe by the government, has been found to cause debilitating side effects including Candida yeast infections and a host of unlabeled risks. An advisory panel of 15 approves drugs for...

Diabetes drug may promote bladder cancer

12/24/2010 - The FDA has begun investigations into whether the widely used diabetes drug pioglitazone (marketed as Actos) may increase the risk of bladder cancer. Actos is already known to carry a risk of "serious side effects on the liver," writes Phyllis A. Balch in the book Prescription for Nutritional Healing,...

90 percent of scientists backing Avandia diabetes drug had financial ties to drug companies

7/23/2010 - More than 90 percent of researchers who have published studies favorable to the controversial diabetes drug Avandia had a financial stake in the issue, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Mayo Clinic. The Mayo Clinic is one of the few research organizations in the United States...

Popular diabetes drug smells like dirty socks (or dead fish)

4/13/2010 - A group of doctors from the Medical College of Georgia have written a letter to the journal Annals of Internal Medicine explaining that a preventable side effect of a popular diabetes drug is causing patients not to take it. Glucophage, also known generically as metformin, has such a strong, distasteful...

It is Official: Diabetes Drug Avandia Causes Heart Attacks

4/13/2010 - A recently-released Senate committee report has uncovered that GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the maker of the diabetes drug Avandia, concealed information verifying that the drug has caused tens of thousands of heart attacks in patients who took it. The 334-page report also indicts the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

Diabetes Drug Could Cause Pancreatic Cancer

9/28/2009 - The popular diabetes drug sitagliptin (marketed as Januvia) may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer, according to study conducted by researchers from the University of California-Los Angeles and published in the journal Diabetes. "Type 2 diabetes is a lifelong disease -- people often take the...

Byetta Diabetes Drug Linked to Patient Deaths; Real Diabetes Cures Ignored

8/18/2008 - Another FDA-approved diabetes drug has now been linked to life-threatening pancreas inflammation that has resulted in at least two deaths. Byetta is the latest FDA-approved diabetes drug to be linked to organ damage and death. Several years ago, Rezulin was being pushed into the diabetic market in the...

Reports of Diabetes Drug Side Effects Triple after Publication of Study

2/28/2008 - In the month after the announcement that the popular diabetes drug Avandia may lead to an increased risk of heart attacks, reports of the drug's side effects from doctors to the federal government tripled. On May 21, 2007, the New England Journal of Medicine and the FDA released the results of a...

Diabetes Drug Danger Alert: Avandia Linked to Heart Trauma

2/1/2008 - If you are a person suffering from Diabetes, then please listen up. There has been a recent study done by the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences in Toronto providing statistics regarding the side effects of Thiazolidinediones. This class of Diabetes drug has been linked to congestive heart failure...

FDA refuses to pull dangerous diabetes drug Avandia, even knowing it will kill thousands

8/1/2007 - The Food and Drug Administration voted overwhelmingly to keep the diabetes drug Avandia on the market, despite its known deadly effects. Two FDA committees met yesterday in Gaithersburg, Maryland, to consider whether the drug -- which has led to the deaths of 80,000 people -- should be pulled from the...

New diabetes drug causes weight gain, bone fractures

12/14/2006 - According to a new study published in this week's New England Journal of Medicine, GlaxoSmithKline's new Avandia diabetes drug delays the progression of type 2 diabetes in newly diagnosed patients, but may cause serious side effects, including heart problems, bone fractures and weight gain. The study...

FDA approves Merck's Januvia diabetes drug that claims to treat diabetes but only alters symptoms, health author says

10/18/2006 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced yesterday that it approved a new "blockbuster" drug from Merck to treat type 2 diabetes, a condition that affects roughly 21 million Americans. Merck says its new drug -- Januvia -- is a once-daily pill that boasts fewer side effects than existing medications,...

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