It’s been a mere five years since Johnson & Johnson launched their blockbuster diabetes drug Invokana. In that time, it has climbed into the top-ten most prescribed medications for diabetes, with billions of dollars in sales.
It was 2013, and the launch of Johnson & Johnson’s drug Invokana ushered in a new class of type 2 diabetes medications...
Last week, it emerged Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen unit has asked the FDA to approve expanded uses of its diabetes drug Invokana (canagliflozin), to include reducing the risk of major cardiovascular injuries and death in those with diabetes.
The FDA added yet another warning to the popular diabetes drug Invokana last week, mixing up an already crowded market for SGLT-2 inhibitors and raising concerns for millions of patients that rely on the medication.
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.
A new class of diabetes drugs known as SGLT2 inhibitors has seen tremendous growth over the past few years. However, a leading consumer safety organization recently issued a troubling report uncovering a multitude of side effect concerns.
SGLT2 inhibitors are prescribed to patients with type 2 diabetes. They essentially make the kidneys excrete blood sugar and sodium instead of absorbing them.
Last year, the FDA warned that a new class of diabetes drug known as SGLT2 inhibitors may increase the risk of a dangerous blood condition called ketoacidosis. These drugs are commonly known by brand names like Invokana, Farxiga and Jardiance.
This year, the European Medicines Agency followed with similar warnings, and the consumer safety group Institute for Safe Medication Practices published a report noting a spike in side effect reports to the FDA for SGLT2 drugs like Invokana. Many of these were due to ketoacidosis.
For the second time in the past year, the US Food and Drug Administration has warned consumers that two popular diabetes medications, Invokana and Farxiga, may be linked to serious side effects.
First, the agency warned of potentially fatal blood acid levels from the drugs in May of 2015, which was followed by required warning label changes in December to address both this and the potential for urinary tract infections.
Last week, DrugNews reported on new warnings from the FDA, European Medicines Agency and consumer group Institute for Safe Medication Practices that the popular diabetes drugs Invokana and Jardiance may increase the risk of ketoacidosis.
Since patients taking the drugs weren’t warned by the manufacturers of these deadly risks before, those diagnosed with ketoacidosis or kidney failure have begun an Invokana class action lawsuit in Canada and are coordinating special lawsuits here in the United States.
Last month, the FDA made news when it announced new warnings about ketoacidosis and urinary tract infections would be added to three diabetes drugs of the SGLT2 class: Invokana, Jardiance and Farxiga.
Now, DrugNews reports that an increasing number of former Invokana patients are filing lawsuits against the maker of the drug, Janssen, after being subjected to ketoacidosis with little or no prior warning from the manufacturer.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week added health warnings to the labels of several popular drugs used to treat type-2 diabetes, after reports showed patients may be at risk of high blood acid levels and severe urinary tract infections.
The official label warnings follow a consumer warning issued by the FDA in May when the agency first learned of the ketoacidosis risks.