Class 1 Recall Issued On Diabetic Blood Glucose Meter

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A class 1 recall was issued on the LifeScan, Inc. OneTouch Verio IQ Blood Glucose Meter for failure to provide a warning at high glucose levels. A glucose meter is a medical device used to determine the approximate concentration of glucose in the blood.  It helps people with diabetes mellitus or hypoglycemia monitor the level [...]

Diabetes Drugs Containing Pioglitazone

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Pioglitazone is a prescription drug used to improve glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Pioglitazone is often referred to as an “insulin sensitizer” because it attaches to the insulin receptors on cells throughout the body causing the cells to become more responsive to insulin. Pioglitazone can cause serious side effects, including: Bladder Cancer [...]

Pharmaceutical Companies Are Asking For Clearer Guidelines From The FDA

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FDA Needs Clear Guidelines Pharmaceutical companies might stop developing treatments for diseases like diabetes or obesity if clearer guidelines are not given from the FDA said Christopher Viehbacher – chairman of the board of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.  Pharmaceutical companies are having a difficult time predicting how the Food and Drug Administration weighs [...]

Diabetes Drug Liraglutide (Victoza) May Cause Thyroid Cancer

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to consumers this week regarding the potential risks associated with use of the diabetes drug, liraglutide (Victoza). Specifically, the agency warns that use of the drug may increase the risk for patients to develop thyroid cancer and pancreatitis. In addition to announcing the safety alert, the [...]

Avandia Pulled By FDA

The FDA has announced that Avandia, or rosiglitazone the well known diabetes medication will be off the shelves starting in November. The drug exposes user to increased risk of heart attacks. Going forward, only “certified doctors will be allowed to prescribe the drug, and only to patients who’ve been informed of the risks and who [...]