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    Two Diabetes Drugs Should Carry Warning: FDA Panel


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    Two Diabetes Drugs Should Carry Warning: FDA Panel

    Post by Eddie on Fri Apr 17 2015, 17:03

    Another day, another health warning re, diabetes drugs, the bad news re. meds never ends.

    "April 15, 2015 -- The diabetes drugs Onglyza and Kombiglyze should carry a new warning that they may increase the risk of heart failure and death, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel says.

    In a 14-1 vote Tuesday, the panel said the drugs' prescribing labeling should warn that they can increase the risk of hospitalization for heart failure and the risk of death from all causes, the Associated Press reported.

    The panel also decided -- in a 13-1 vote with one abstention -- that the drugs had an acceptable heart safety profile.

    In Tuesday's meeting, the panel reviewed data from a 16,000-patient study that examined the heart safety of the two diabetes drugs, the AP reported. The FDA typically follows the advice of its advisory panels."

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    Type two diabetic-low carb diet (50 carbs per day) and two 500mg Metformin pills per day. Apart from diagnosis HbA1c almost 12-all HbA1c results none diabetic. For over eight years my diabetes medication has not changed. My weight has remained stable, I have suffered no ill effects from my diet whatsoever. Every blood test has proved, I took the right road to my diabetic salvation. For almost seven years, I have asked medical professionals and naysayers, how do I maintain non diabetic BG levels on two Metformin other than low carb ? The silence has been deafening !

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