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  • Insulin Glargine (TOUJEO): Do Not Use for Seven Years [hide all summaries]
    (November 2016)
    TOUJEO is a newer, long-acting, once-daily insulin approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in adults. Learn why you should avoid using this drug until at least 2022.
  • Type 2 Diabetes: A Guide to Prevention and Treatment [hide all summaries]
    (May 2014)
    The treatment options for Type 2 diabetes can be overwhelming. This article provides a comprehensive summary of our independent expert views on the best approaches for preventing and treating this common disease.
  • Diabetes Drugs Linked to Pancreas Disease [hide all summaries]
    (August 2013)
    Six recently approved diabetes drugs have been linked to an increased risk of pancreatitis and possibly pancreatic cancer.
  • A Review of the ‘Gliptin’ Diabetes Drugs [hide all summaries]
    (March 2012)
    Find out why you should not use any of the three recently-approved diabetes drugs known as "gliptins".
  • Drug Mix-Ups [hide all summaries]
    (June 2011)
    This article lists 355 drugs with names that are often confused with similar-sounding drug names. Find out what you can do to prevent getting the wrong drug.
  • Dangers of Mixing Alcohol with Certain Medications or Diseases [hide all summaries]
    (August 2008)
    The article discusses 273 drugs that can have harmful interactions with alcohol. Also reviewed are several ways in which these harmful interactions can occur: 1/ Medications Can Increase Alcohol Blood Levels 2/ Additive effects of medications and alcohol. One of the best- known drug-alcohol interactions is when alcohol, a depressant, is taken with other sedative medications, and excessive sedation or depression of respiration can occur 3/Alcohol can increase the blood levels of some medications leading to toxicity of these drugs. 4/ Alcohol also can reduce blood levels of some medications causing them to be less effective. Although some of the interactions between alcohol and medications mainly occur in people who drink heavily (three or more drinks on one occasion), many of these interactions may occur with much lower amounts of alcohol use, such as one to two drinks on an occasion. We strongly urge you to tell your physicians and other health care providers how much alcohol you are drinking so they can effectively assess the risks and advise you about the safe use of alcohol and medications.
  • Calcium Channel Blocker Drug Interactions [hide all summaries]
    (May 2008)
    This article lists more than 60 prescription drugs that can interact with calcium channel blocking drugs such as amlodipine (NORVASC),diltiazem (CARDIZEM, DILACOR XR TIAZAC)or nifedipine (PROCARDIA)to either cause toxicity or to lessen the effectiveness of the calcium channel blocking drugs. Included in the lists are a number of drugs that we list in Worst Pills, Best Pills as DO NOT USE or LIMITED USE drugs. The article also explains the different kinds of toxicity that can ensue from these interactions.
  • Sitagliptin (JANUVIA) for Type-2 Diabetes [hide all summaries]
    (June 2007)
    Worst Pills, Best Pills reviews side effects and long-term effects of type-2 diabetes drug sitagliptin (JANUVIA) in this article.
  • Some Diabetes Drugs May Cause Vision Problems: Rosiglitazone (AVANDIA) and Macular Edema [hide all summaries]
    (April 2006)
    If you experience visual deterioration while taking rosiglitazone (AVANDIA)or the combination of rosiglitazone with metformin (AVANDAMET), report this potential adverse drug reaction to your physician as soon as possible.

Additional Information from Public Citizen

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  • Statement at FDA Hearing on Risk Management of Prescription Drugs (HRG Publication #1620) [hide all summaries]
    The single most important risk management strategy the FDA can undertake in the short-term to reduce the publics risk from preventable adverse drug reactions is to go forward as rapidly as possible with regulations that require pharmacists to distribute scientifically accurate, useful written drug information, or Medication Guides, approved by the agency. At the very least, this would provide consumers with a reliable source of information that they can use to protect themselves from preventable injury.

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