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Blog Posts in December, 2017

  • Unsafe Arthritis Drug Leads to Heart Attacks, Strokes

    For adults with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or giant cell arthritis (GCA), Actemra may seem like the answer to chronic discomfort, but these people soon realize that the drug does more harm than good. At least 1,128 Actemra-related deaths have been reported to the FDA since its approval in 2010. Dangerous Side Effects Not on the Label Patients treated with Actemra have an increased risk of: Heart ...
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  • Diabetes Drugs Come with Amputation Risk

    Despite concerns about heart health and bone safety, Invokana and Invokamet, new medicines for type 2 diabetes, remain on the market. The FDA recently added its most severe warning to these drugs for increased risk of toe, foot, and leg amputation. Why Are These Medications Prescribed? Type 2 diabetes patients’ bodies don’t produce enough insulin naturally, causing blood sugar to skyrocket. If ...
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