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FDA Issues Warning for Invokana Due to Drug’s Doubling Risk of Amputation

January 30, 2018

FDA Issues Warning for Invokana Due to Drug’s Doubling Risk of Amputation

People across the nation who suffer from Type 2 Diabetes will likely receive a prescription from their treating physician for Invokana, Invokamet, or Invokamet XR to manage the disease. All of these drugs are SGLT2 inhibitors. In other words, they work to lower a patient’;s blood sugars. In fact, Invokana was the first prescription drug…

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January 22, 2018

It Pays to Shop Around for Prescription Drugs

We all know it is wise to shop around for the best price when purchasing prescription drugs, but a Consumer Reports (CR) investigation shows just how widely prices can vary, even in the same zip code. In a secret shopper investigation, CR researchers called more than 150 pharmacies in six regions of the country to…

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January 15, 2018

Invokana & Florida Pharmaceutical Drug Injuries: What You Need to Know

SGLT2 inhibitors — including Invokana — are a group of pharmaceutical drugs that are approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to treat patients who have Type 2 diabetes. The agency has warned, however, that SGLT2 inhibitors may lead to serious medical conditions. Some risks include diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), increased bone breaks, kidney…

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February 27, 2017

Proton Pump Inhibitors- Be Careful of Larry the Cable Guy

You might want to think twice before taking medical advice from Larry the Cable Guy. Larry tells you to take “One pill every morning” of Prilosec OTC (over-the-counter) medication to treat your frequent heartburn by decreasing the amount of acid in the stomach. Go ahead and eat that greasy plate of ribs.    We are…

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February 22, 2017

Questions Arise About Brain Supplements

It’s a good idea to ask questions about supplements. After all, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not regulate the industry other than to clamp down on outrageous claims of muscle strength, sexual enhancement or heart health. Brain boosters are the latest type of supplement that promise to keep your brain agile into your…

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September 15, 2016

EpiPen Scandal — Big Pharma, Big Greed

The CEO of Mylan Pharmaceuticals has become the latest poster woman for corporate greed—the kind of publicity that no one wants. This fierce consumer backlash was directed at Heather Bresch after her company, Mylan, bumped the price of its lifesaving EpiPen from $124 to over $600. That’s a 400 percent jump in just seven years….

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August 26, 2016

Price of Lifesaving EpiPen Soars; Mylan Accused of Prioritizing Profits Over People

EpiPen is the brand name for an epinephrine injector sold by pharmaceutical giant, Mylan NV. Epinephrine injectors are pen-sized devices allergy sufferers use to curb the effects of severe allergies that are often times fatal to the user if action isn’t immediately taken. Those suffering from allergies are advised to keep EpiPens handy at all…

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May 5, 2016

Injuries Related to Hernia Repair Mesh

Hernia repair mesh has been in use since the 1950s, but has never been without its risks. Hernia repair mesh is either made from animal sources like pig or cow, or is entirely synthetic. Animal-based mesh is absorbed by the body, while a synthetic mesh is medically considered a permanent implant. Use of hernia repair…

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April 14, 2016

Taxotere and Permanent Hair Loss

The chemotherapy drug Taxotere (docetaxel) is commonly used to treat various types of cancer. While temporary hair loss is a common side effect associated with different types of chemotherapy drugs, Taxotere has been shown to cause permanent hair loss (permanent alopecia). Unfortunately, the drug’s manufacturer, Sanofi-Aventis, only began warning of this side effect on its…

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