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New Class of Diabetes Drugs Subject of FDA Warning

Less than two weeks ago, the FDA released an important drug safety communication regarding a new class of diabetes drugs, including those marketed under the brand names Invokana, Farxiga and Jardiance. Health regulators caution that diabetic patients taking this class of sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors may be at risk for... Read more »

Yaz Lawsuit Alleges Pill Caused Pulmonary Embolism

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The Los Angeles Superior Court is the site of a new product liability suit involving Bayer’s birth control pills marketed under the brand names Yaz and Yasmin. The controversial oral contraceptives, made with a fourth-generation progestin known to increase blood clot formation, have been associated with life-threatening health complications including... Read more »

Blue Cross Blue Shield Sues Takeda, Actos Manufacturer

Blue Cross/ Blue Shield of Massachusetts has taken legal action against pharmaceutical giant Takeda, claiming the company failed to warn consumers and the medical community about the association between Actos and bladder cancer. The healthcare provider is now seeking compensation for costs of bladder cancer treatment for hundreds of their... Read more »

Testosterone Therapy Lawsuits Centralized

All testosterone therapy lawsuits filed in U.S. District Courts nationwide, alleging injuries because of Low T treatments, will now go before one judge in the Northern District of Illinois in centralized litigation known as “multidistrict litigation” or MDL. This move comes on the heels of June 6 order by a... Read more »

Research Sheds Light on Benicar Side Effects and Diabetes Risk

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Angiotensin II type 1 receptor blockers (ARBs) are commonly used in the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure) and heart failure. Benicar, manufactured by Daiichi Sankyo, is one of the more widely prescribed ARBs since its FDA approval in 2002. Also known by its generic name olmesartan medoxomil, Benicar has... Read more »