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Plaintiff Blames Loss of his Lower Leg to Invokana Use

Plaintiff Blames Loss of his Lower Leg to Invokana Use March 21, 2018. By Gordon Gibb.
Trenton, NJ: While a plaintiff having filed a recent Invokana lawsuit makes assertions pertaining to Invokana linked with cardiovascular injuries and kidney failure, it was the amputation of his right leg below the knee less than a year after starting on Invokana that ultimately prompted the plaintiff to move forward with his Invokana side effects lawsuit.
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New Invokana Research (Funded by Manufacturer) Disputes Earlier Studies Showing Amputation Risk

New Invokana Research (Funded by Manufacturer) Disputes Earlier Studies Showing Amputation Risk October 2, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC: Despite exhaustive studies that found an increased risk of amputation among Invokana diabetes patients, Janssen Pharmaceuticals has published its own version of research.
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Janumet Patient Felled by Cancer of the Pancreas in 2012

Janumet Patient Felled by Cancer of the Pancreas in 2012 August 22, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: When Janumet (sitagliptin and metformin combined) was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2007, the type 2 diabetes drug was within five years of achieving sales of $1.7 Billion. That year, when Janumet hit blockbuster status by 2012, the parent drug of Janumet – Januvia – earned $4 Billion for manufacturer Merck & Co. Januvia has been associated with Januvia side effects, and has resulted in Januvia cancer lawsuits.
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Are Risk of Invokana and Invokamet Bone Fractures a Sign of Fractured Regulations?

Are Risk of Invokana and Invokamet Bone Fractures a Sign of Fractured Regulations? August 8, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: A drug indicated for the treatment of type 2 diabetes already carries warnings for compelling adverse reactions including a heightened risk for lower limb amputations, kidney failure, diabetic ketoacidosis and cardiovascular injuries. To that end, the FDA warns of fracture risk with Invokana and Invokamet. Yet in spite of such serious side effects associated with Invokana (canagliflozin) and Invokamet (canagliflozin and metformin), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved, last year an expanded indication for Invokamet.
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FDA Black Box Warning Adds Fuel to Invokana Lawsuits

FDA Black Box Warning Adds Fuel to Invokana Lawsuits June 24, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Philadelphia, PA Final results from two independent clinical trials indicate the amputation risk for users of the Type 2 Diabetes drug Canagliflozin, marketed as Invokana, Invokamet, Invokamet XR, are much greater than previously understood.
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Invokana Adverse Events Subject to Much Scrutiny

Invokana Adverse Events Subject to Much Scrutiny June 13, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Boston, MA: A new study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine (06/08/17) with regard to the potential for diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) shows that type 2 diabetes patients on sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor drugs appear to have double the risk for DKA when compared with patients using dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors. Invokana is a member of the SGLT2 class, and ample concern has been expressed over Invokana linked with cardiovascular injuries and kidney failure.
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Invokana to Get Black-Box Warning over Amputation Risk

Invokana to Get Black-Box Warning over Amputation Risk May 18, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: An issue that looms even larger than that of Invokana linked with cardiovascular injuries and kidney failure is the potential for amputation associated with the diabetes drug. The issue first surfaced a year ago when the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an alert after studying the results of two clinical trials, warning that users of Invokana and Invokamet were twice as likely to require amputations of appendages, or limbs.
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Invokana Lawsuits Keep Trickling In

Invokana Lawsuits Keep Trickling In April 15, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Trenton, NJ: We’re coming up to the first anniversary of a health and safety review conducted by Health Canada in May, 2016 with regard to Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors: Invokana (canagliflozin), Forxiga (dapagliflozin), and Jardiance (empagliflozin). The move followed a similar review and a warning by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with regard to the potential for cardiovascular injuries and kidney failure.
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Invokana Lawsuits Will Remain in Federal Court In Philadelphia

Invokana Lawsuits Will Remain in Federal Court In Philadelphia March 8, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Philadelphia, PA: A series of complex legal arguments and maneuvering with regard to jurisdictional issues may have served to briefly divert attention away from Invokana adverse events. However, plaintiffs are nonetheless steeled in their resolve to pursue compensation amidst allegations over Invokana linked with cardiovascular injuries and kidney failure.
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Invokana Still Invoking Concerns

Invokana Still Invoking Concerns February 8, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Trenton, NJ: It was about a year ago that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) raised the alarm over kidney problems associated with diabetes medication Invokana and other drugs in the SGLT2 class. This followed a warning the previous year from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, which reported in 2015 its identification of some 457 serious adverse events involving kidney failure or impairment. Dehydration and fluid imbalances, kidney stones, urinary tract infections and abnormal weight loss were also identified. That led to various headlines suggesting Invokana Linked with Cardiovascular Injuries and Kidney Failure.
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