Type 2 Diabetes
Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Diabetes
Posted in Health & Wellness on September 17, 2014
A new study indicates that using artificial sweeteners may actually raise blood sugar levels, increasing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Researchers in Israel have discovered that zero calorie sweeteners can affect the composition of intestinal microbes called “gut bacteria,” which can alter blood glucose levels. The study, published in the journal of...
Kids taking some ADD meds at risk for diabetes
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices on August 23, 2013
New study shows children taking antipsychotics are three times more likely to develop diabetes. As if parents of children with behavioral issues didn't have enough to worry about, new research shows certain medicines prescribed to treat ADD and other disorders may lead to serious health problems. A recent study published in JAMA Psychiatry reveals...
Comeback for Avandia?
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices on June 7, 2013
Once the world’s best-selling treatment for type 2 diabetes, GlaxoSmithKline’s Avandia is currently banned in Europe and severely restricted in the U.S – due to an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. But new recommendations from federal health advisors may change things. The New York Times reports, “A panel of experts voted Thursday...
Is Pfizer Benefiting From Negligence?
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices on May 20, 2013
Pfizer announces partnership with Merck to develop a new drug to treat Type 2 Diabetes… the very disease that their blockbuster medication, LIPITOR® is accused of causing. A number of recent studies have revealed an increased risk for LIPITOR users to develop Type 2 Diabetes. Lawsuits are mounting against Pfizer, the drug’s creator; alleging...
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices on May 16, 2013
Pfizer’s blockbuster cholesterol-lowering medication LIPITOR® (atorvastatin) has recently been associated with an increased risk of Type 2 Diabetes in women. Lawsuits have been filed in courts around the country claiming that Pfizer failed to warn doctors and patients about the potential risks involved with using the drug. South Carolina – Evalina Smalls thought she...