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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.Read [ FDA Black Box Warning Adds Fuel to Invokana Lawsuits ]
March 5, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Seattle, WA It’s almost a century since two Canadian researchers discovered insulin could save the lives of diabetics. They believed that no one should profit from their remarkable discovery and sold the patent to the University of Toronto for $1. Changes to the production of insulin and expiring patents have changed all that. Today, insulin is big business.Read [ Fighting Back Against the High Cost of Insulin ]
March 24, 2016. By Brenda Craig.
Scarborough, ON: Rosalba Joudry had been prescribed a drug called Invokana to help deal with the high glucose levels related to her type 2 diabetes. She had been using the drug for several months when she saw an American TV commercial about a class-action suit filed against Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Janssen’s new, preeminent diabetes drug had been linked to cases of ketoacidosis or kidney failure, and even death, in users of Invokana, and affected users had joined together in a lawsuit.Read [ Invokana Goes to Court in Canada ]
August 11, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ FDA Warning Prompts Invokana Lawsuit Investigation ]
Dallas, TX It’s been only two years since Invokana was approved to treat type 2 diabetes, but in that time the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received more than 450 adverse event reports involving Invokana side effects. Now, attorneys are investigating possible Invokana lawsuits, noting that at least one serious side effect is not yet mentioned on the drug’s label.
September 23, 2013. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ Big Trial Coming for Diabetes Drug Byetta ]
Los Angeles, CA: More than seven million prescriptions have been written in the US for a diabetes drug called Byetta, and this coming November, all eyes will focus on a California court case that alleges that its use triggered acute pancreatitis in five individuals and led to the death of two others.
August 23, 2013. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ Proving the Case - Pancreatic Cancer Patients Point Finger at Diabetes Drugs ]
Philadelphia, PA Health regulators in the US, Canada and Europe have shown they are far from ready to curtail sales or change the labels on any of the widely used type 2 diabetes medications that may or may not have a causal link to increased rates of pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.
April 20, 2013. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Januvia Attorney: Januvia Lawsuits Moving Ahead ]
Dallas, TXJanuvia lawsuits, alleging patients suffered serious Januvia side effects, are moving ahead, with a motion filed for the lawsuits to be consolidated into a multidistrict litigation. Despite the movement in the litigation, Shezad Malik, medical doctor and founder of the Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm, says it is not too late for patients to join lawsuits. In fact, he anticipates many more lawsuits involving Januvia and pancreatic cancer to be filed.
April 12, 2013. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Diabetes Drug Lawsuit Update: Actos, Byetta, Januvia ]
Miami, FL Although they are designed to treat Type 2 diabetes, some diabetes medications are involved in lawsuits working their way through the court system. Lawsuits alleging Actos side effects, Januvia side effects and Byetta side effects have been filed by plaintiffs who claim they were harmed by their use of the drugs. According to Ben Stewart, attorney at Stewart Law PLLC, each of the drugs is in a different stage of the litigation process.
March 8, 2013. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Januvia Studies Link Medication to Serious Side Effects ]
Miami, FL A new study examining Januvia has some critics arguing that patients should talk to their doctor about the risk of Januvia side effects. Although no Januvia lawsuits have been filed, Ben Stewart, attorney at Stewart Law Group PLLC, says he expects lawsuits will be filed in the next few months, alleging patients suffered serious side effects - including thyroid and pancreatic cancer- as a result of using Januvia.