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Januvia User Says Side Effects Worse Than High Blood Sugar

Januvia User Says Side Effects Worse Than High Blood Sugar June 4, 2013. By Jane Mundy.
Livingstone, TX Against his doctor’s advice, Don, age 47, stopped taking Januvia, saying he would rather deal with high blood sugar than kidney stones, blood in his urine and severe abdominal pains.
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Seroquel Side Effects for the Elderly

Seroquel Side Effects for the Elderly December 13, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Pearblossom, CA Seroquel is a neuroleptic indicated for the treatment of bipolar disorder—and like most drugs carries a host of Seroquel side effects, including diabetes, tardive dyskinesia and even birth defects. However, there is a little-known use for Seroquel off-label that concerned the daughter of one Alzheimer's patient for whom she was caring.
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Seroquel Side Effects a Weighty Issue

Seroquel Side Effects a Weighty Issue November 24, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Manhasset, NY Among the various Seroquel side effects associated with the antipsychotic drug is weight gain—an event that could prove a problem for individuals and patients with existing health issues that might be exacerbated by an increase in weight. Seroquel isn't the only culprit in the atypical antipsychotic class. Others in the class are capable of packing on the pounds.
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US Food and Drug Administration Approves New Seroquel Competitor

US Food and Drug Administration Approves New Seroquel Competitor November 12, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Washington, D.C. The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug that will compete with Seroquel, according to a press release.
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Seroquel Diabetes Lawsuits Hurt AstraZeneca Profits

Seroquel Diabetes Lawsuits Hurt AstraZeneca Profits November 7, 2010. By Heidi Turner.
Washington, DCSeroquel diabetes lawsuits resulted in AstraZeneca, maker of Seroquel, reporting a drop in profits in its third quarter. Among Seroquel side effects is a reported increased risk of Seroquel diabetes. Lawsuits alleging patients suffered serious Seroquel side effects reportedly hurt AstraZeneca's third-quarter results.
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Group: Drug Companies are Feds' Top Source of Fraud Settlements

Group: Drug Companies are Feds' Top Source of Fraud Settlements October 30, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Washington, DC Multimillion-dollar settlements for illegal marketing of Seroquel and other drugs have made the pharmaceutical industry the Department of Justice's top source of fraud-related settlements, says an advocacy group.
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Seroquel, Atypical Antipsychotics Linked to Increased Risk of Blood Clots

Seroquel, Atypical Antipsychotics Linked to Increased Risk of Blood Clots October 19, 2010. By Heidi Turner.
San Francisco, CA A new study suggests an increased risk of blood clots can be added to the list of potential Seroquel side effects. The list of reported Seroquel side effects already includes a risk of Seroquel birth defects and Seroquel tardive dyskinesia. Researchers in the United Kingdom, however, conducted a study that found patients taking atypical antipsychotic medications could be at a higher risk of blood clots compared with patients not taking the medications.
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Seroquel Manufacturer Sues for Patent Protection

Seroquel Manufacturer Sues for Patent Protection October 10, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC The manufacturer of the antipsychotic drug Seroquel has issued a lawsuit against a competitor alleging patent infringement with regard to Seroquel XR (Quetiapine fumarate) in the US market. The lawsuit, filed in the US District Court for New Jersey, names Torrent Pharma, a manufacturer based in Ahmedabad India, as the defendant.
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AstraZeneca to Pay $520 Million in Seroquel Settlement

AstraZeneca to Pay $520 Million in Seroquel Settlement September 30, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Harrisburg, PA The state of Pennsylvania will receive $9 million of the $520 million settlement AstraZeneca Pharmaceutical is paying for improperly marketing Seroquel, an anti-psychotic.
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Seroquel Maker Given More Time to Settle Lawsuits

Seroquel Maker Given More Time to Settle Lawsuits September 14, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
London, UK AstraZeneca, the manufacturer of Seroquel, has been granted more time to settle nearly 6,000 lawsuits. The lawsuits at issue are only a portion of some 17,500 lawsuits that the manufacturer has agreed to settle by way of a $198 million kitty. That announcement was made last month.
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