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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.
The Dangerous Diabetes Drug Pramlintide: Do Not Use
December 2017
In this article, we explain why the serious adverse effects of the injected diabetes drug pramlintide far outweigh the drug’s limited benefits.
Insulin Glargine (TOUJEO): Do Not Use for Seven Years
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.
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.
Drug Mix-Ups
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.
Sitagliptin (JANUVIA) for Type-2 Diabetes
June 2007
Worst Pills, Best Pills reviews side effects and long-term effects of type-2 diabetes drug sitagliptin (JANUVIA) in this article.
Adverse Drug Reactions Cause 1.4 Million Emergency Room Visits in 2004 and 2005
January 2007
An estimated 701,547 patients were treated for adverse drug reactions in emergency rooms each year in 2004 and 2005, totaling 1.4 million visits to the emergency room. Of these, an estimated 117,318 patients were hospitalized each year. According to the study. 18 drugs were each, either independently or in combination with other drugs, implicated in one percent or more of the estimated adverse drug events. These drugs are listed in the table that accompanies this article along with the annual estimates of adverse drug events.