Amid mounting FDA warnings that the diabetes drug Invokana may cause kidney damage, a new study out last month confused the issue by suggesting the drug may actually slow kidney damage.
The data comes as the growing number of lawsuits against the manufacturer of Invokana, Johnson & Johnson, has led to victims requesting that cases be consolidated to a central federal court for quicker handling.
Last month DrugNews reported that the FDA had delayed approval of an antidote for new age blood thinning drugs Eliquis and Xarelto due to questions with the manufacturing process.
Now, as the number of patients injured or killed by uncontrollable internal bleeding continues to rise, new data suggests the experimental antidote could help save as many as 90% of them from the risk.
In this week’s installment of the DrugNews FDA Recall & Warning Recap, we look at eight actions taken by the agency over the past week. These ranged from simple food-based allergies to bacterial presence to lead contamination in foods.
Here is more information on the most recent recalls and what consumers should know.
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Thousands of prescription drugs have been linked to side effects, but some of these are so severe they lead to recalls or restricted use. Learn if your medicine is included.
In recent years the FDA and manufacturers have recalled several popular medical implants or surgical devices due to a heightened risk of injury or death.
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