Posts Tagged 'diabetes drug side effects'

Actos doubles bladder cancer risk, British study finds

A new study has confirmed that the diabetes medication Actos doubles the risk of developing bladder cancer among people who use the drug for at least two years. The Canadian study was published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and included more than 115,000 diabetes patients that were treated between 1988 and 2009.

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FDA Is Asked To Remove Novo Nordisk Diabetes Drug From Market

A consumer advocacy group is asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to remove Novo Nordisk’s diabetes drug Victoza from the market because of safety concerns.┬áIn a petition filed Thursday by Washington-based Public Citizen, the group said Victoza puts patients at higher risk of thyroid cancer, pancreatitis and kidney failure, outweighing any benefits from the drug.

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