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Diabetes drugs may not increase heart problems but could pose cancer risk
Studies involving different type 2 diabetes drugs show no evidence that the medications cause heart attacks and strokes, however they do not improve cardiovascular outcomes in patients either. Some medications also pose cancer risks.
Some type 2 diabetes medications linked to increased risk of heart failure
New studies suggest two type 2 diabetes drugs do not increase the risk of heart attack, but may increase the risk of heart failure.
For-profit dialysis clinics use more costly and dangerous drugs
For-profit dialysis kidney centers use more of an expensive and dangerous class of drugs than nonprofit clinics, according to a report published this week in JAMA Internal Medicine. The drugs are known as erythropoiesis-stimulation agents (ESAs) such as Amgen’s Epogen.
Actos, Avandia use with insulin products may increase risk for heart failure
Several insulin products have updated labels warning that using them with a class of type 2 diabetes drugs known as TZDs (thiazolidinediones) increases the risk for heart failure. TZDs include Avandia (rosiglitazone) and Actos (pioglitazone).
Study: Lung congestions increases risk of cardiac death in dialysis patients
Dialysis patients with asymptomatic lung congestion are more likely to die prematurely or experience heart attacks or other cardiac events, according to a study in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN).
Newly approved type 2 diabetes drugs come with warnings, requirements
After more than five years of reviews and rejections, the dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DDP-4) inhibitor alogliptin has finally been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The new drug was approved in three versions to improve blood sugar control
Increasing number of children with type 2 diabetes raises questions about drug safety
The nation’s childhood obesity epidemic is also driving up the number of children diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Once considered an “adult” disease, the condition often affects people who have a diet high in sugar and fat, and who get
Parkinson’s, RLS drug possibly linked to heart failure
Mirapex (pramipexole), a drug used to treat symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and moderate to severe restless legs syndrome (RLS), may be linked to an increased risk of heart failure, according to a safety advisory issued by the Food and Drug
Are testosterone-boosting drugs safe, effective in older men?
Prescriptions for hormone treatments to treat low testosterone in men have increased nearly 90 percent during the past five years, with global sales of $1.9 billion last year alone, according to IMS Health. But are the drugs really effective for
Diabetes drugs Actos, Avandia linked to bladder cancer, heart failure
Actos (pioglitazone) may control blood sugar levels in older diabetics better than metformin, but it still carries risks that patients should weigh before taking the drugs, said a medical expert for AARP.org.