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Tirzepatide (MOUNJARO): Another Diabetes Drug Seeking FDA Approval for Weight Loss
October 2023
In 2022, the FDA approved tirzepatide (MOUNJARO) as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Learn about the evidence for the use of tirzepatide for diabetes and chronic weight management. As of mid-September 2023, the FDA had not approved tirzepatide for chronic weight management.
Concentrated Insulin Glargine, TOUJEO: Limited Use for Diabetes
April 2023
As seven years have passed since Toujeo’s approval without new major safety concerns being identified, Public Citizen’s Health Research Group has now designated it as Limited Use — a treatment for diabetes that should be used only if treatment with less concentrated and cheaper forms of insulin have first been tried and found to be inadequate.
Public Citizen Calls on FDA to Require Black-Box Warning for Newest Diabetes Drugs
October 2020
Learn why patients with type 1 diabetes should never use any of the type 2 diabetes drugs known as sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors, which are often referred to as “flozins” or “gliflozins.”
Incretin-Mimetic Drugs: Do Not Use to Treat Diabetes
August 2016
Incretin mimetics, one of the newer classes of diabetes drugs, are widely prescribed in the U.S. Find out why Public Citizen's Health Research Group recommends against using any of these medications.
Inhaled Insulin AFREZZA Ineffective, Can Damage Lungs
December 2015
Find out why this new form of insulin, which is inhaled as a powder, is a dangerous alternative to injected forms of insulin and never should have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of diabetes.
Inadvertent Adverse Reactions With Commonly Used Drugs
January 2012
Find out how to prevent emergency hospitalizations from two commonly used drugs, warfarin (COUMADIN) and clopidogrel (PLAVIX). There are approximately 33,000 emergency hospitalizations a year from warfarin alone. This article includes a list of more than 50 drugs that can have harmful interactions with warfarin and/or clopidogrel.