Victoza Side Effects Lawsuit

Victoza Side Effects Lawsuit

Victoza Side Effects Lawsuit


Public Citizen & reccomends the FDA halt sales of Novo Nordisk drug Victoza due to side effects.

An active petition to the FDA states that the diabetes drug Victoza made by Novo Nordisk endangers patients by putting them at a higher risk of thyroid cancer, kidney failure and pancreatitis, as a result of Victoza side effects. We do not believe that these side effects associated with Victoza are worth the benefits gained by patients taking the drug.

Victoza was approved by the FDA in 2010 regardless of the fact that two pharmacologists at the agency advised against pharmaceutical sales of Victoza. The FDA had also previously issued new warnings linking the drug to serious safety risks, including renal failure.

"The agency simply describes the risks in the drug label and hopes that physicians and patients will pay attention," Dr. Sidney Wolfe, director of Public Citizen’s Health Research Group. "Clearly, the FDA’s warning system is not sufficient. The drug should be taken off the market."

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