Diabetes Drugs Side Effects Lawsuit
The health concerns caused by onset of diabetes have led to widespread use of drugs claiming to be preventing the disease. Major pharmaceutical companies are catching on the public concern and people are using their drugs to prevent diabetes without considering the side effects. According to Wisconsin University’s Professor James Stein, the claim of preventing diabetes by a drug companies is nothing but a “sleight of hand.”
Diabetes pills, such as Avandia, Actos, and Metformin, though are considered effective to prevent the disease, their side effects often outweigh the benefits. Avandia, the commonly used drug to prevent diabetes, is banned in the major European countries and restricted in the United States after the drug manufacturers admitted that it may cause heart problems. Metformin, another generic diabetes pill, reduces the transformation to diabetes by 30%, but adds gastrointestinal diseases, a problem that causes worry to everyone. Actos, the newest anti- diabetes drug, decreases the number of diabetes cases of by 72%. The New England Journal of Medicine claims that Actos slows down a person’s progression from pre-diabetes stage to diabetes. However, the study fails to throw serious light on the potential side effects and impact of this drug on our body.
Matthew Herper of Forbes Magazine, an authority on health issues, warns ...