Navigation Links
FDA Approved Diabetes Drug Despite Hints at Cancer Risk
Date:2/18/2010

also be a sign of pancreatitis, and people taking the drug should be evaluated for that possibility, according to the FDA.

All drugs are associated with risks, Mahoney noted, and Victoza does bring benefit to those taking it.

"Liraglutide is an effective anti-diabetic drug, and controlling blood sugar in patients not adequately treated with other available therapies is very important in preventing the long-term complications of diabetes," she said.

"For this reason, FDA considered the benefits to outweigh the risks, provided that prescribers carefully read the labeling and recommendations for use and select their patient appropriately for liraglutide use," Mahoney said.

She noted that Victoza has one advantage over its only other competitor in this class of drugs, Byetta. Byetta is administered as a twice-daily injection, whereas Victoza is a once-daily injection, Mahoney noted.

The agency is requiring that a medication guide be provided with every prescription filled for Victoza.

"Prescribers will need to carefully review the package insert before considering liraglutide for their patients," Mahoney said. "Patients need to read the medication guide. If after reading the medication guide the patient still has questions or concerns, these need to be raised with the health-care provider."

Two diabetes experts agreed that Victoza could be an important addition to the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

Dr. Joel Zonszein, a professor of clinical medicine in the Clinical Diabetes Center at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, said that any controversy over cancer risk is "much to-do about nothing."

Although this rare thyroid cancer can be seen in rodents, "there is no evidence that this is the case in humans," he said. "It is not good to create panic for something that has a very low risk."

According to Zonszein, people should be more concerned about havin
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. $52.5 Million Settlement Against Sepracor Inc. Approved
2. FDA Cracks Down on Unapproved Cough Medicines
3. Video: New FDA-Approved Sun Protectant Saves Skin All Year Round
4. Optometry-Backed Vision Care for Kids Act Approved by U.S. House
5. Voltaren(R) Gel Receives US Regulatory Approval as the First Approved Topical Prescription Treatment for Pain Associated with Osteoarthritis
6. A fresh look at existing therapies: Researchers explore ways to teach approved drugs new tricks
7. Barrs Generic Version of Estrostep(R) Fe Tablets Approved
8. PEGINTRON(TM) and REBETOL(R) Approved in European Union for Retreating Hepatitis C Patients Who Failed Previous Pegylated or Non-Pegylated Interferon Therapy
9. Pennsylvania American Waters Rate Case Approved
10. RNs Statement on Death of Nataline Sarkisyan: CIGNA Should Have Listened to her Doctors and Approved the Transplant a Week Ago
11. Hiemstra Approved to Manufacture Medical Devices in New CER
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/24/2014)... 2014 Today, UWDress.com, the famous women’s dress ... gowns, and launched a site-wide wedding gown promotion. ... gowns in a more unexpected way, the collection should be ... in the global market, and they are available with custom ... offered at discounted prices, up to 75% off; most of ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Oregon (PRWEB) December 24, 2014 ... Rehab sat down with Derek Fenwick, PT, MBA, ... changes that will stem from the passing of the ... (IMPACT Act). In this taping of the Infinicast, ... title XVIII of the Social Security Act to standardize ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... The holidays can be a challenge for people who suffer ... drinks. "This is the season in which many people ... David Dodick, chair of the American Migraine Foundation, said in ... think through food and beverage choices, to help reduce the ... of neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz. , ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Adults who experienced childhood abuse or neglect have ... study published online Dec. 24 in the journal ... long-lasting effects, like associated medical and psychological conditions ... director of behavioral medicine at Montefiore Headache Center ... news release. "When managing patients with migraine, ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A lab technician with ... have been exposed to the Ebola virus in an ... up to a dozen other lab workers are being ... afternoon. The possible exposure occurred Monday when CDC ... of the potentially lethal virus to another CDC lab ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Buy Cheap Long Sleeve Wedding Gowns At UWDress.com 2Health News:Latest Episode of Infinicast Features Infinity Rehab President Discussing IMPACT Act of 2014 and Changes for Post-Acute Therapy Providers in 2015 2Health News:Expert Offers Tips for Preventing Holiday Migraines 2Health News:Abuse in Childhood Tied to Migraines in Adulthood 2Health News:CDC Monitors Lab Worker for Possible Ebola Exposure 2
... Guaranteed Healthcare, AFL-CIO Secretary Treasurer Richard Trumka to Keynote ... ... Patients, First Responders to Join Emotional September 11th Rally With ... Californians, OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 6 The California Nurses,Association/National ...
... to Support EIF,s Women,s ... Cancer Research Fund, ... edition version of its all-new, eagerly-awaited 2008,C350 Sport Sedan to raise ... initiative developed in partnership with the Entertainment,Industry Foundation,s (EIF) Women,s Cancer ...
... will participate in a nationwide study to pinpoint the ... infection. , The objective of this trial is ... people who have MRSA, said David Karras, professor and ... Medicine and Hospital, who will lead the research efforts ...
... Tim McGraw and Friends, ... Presented by Anheuser-Busch Companies, NAPA, Calif., Sept. 6 ... on Friday, Nov. 2 at Grant,s Farm,the ancestral home of ... "Denim & Diamonds: An Evening with Tim McGraw and,Friends". Proceeds ...
... Predictive medicine company,PreMD Inc. (TSX: PMD; Amex: PME) ... U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding its,510(k) ... POC skin,cholesterol test. PreMD submitted the 510(k) application ... to obtain broader clearance in the assessment of,cardiovascular ...
... may open a window of vulnerability for developing binge ... according to a study from the University of North ... , In a long-term study of 100,000 pregnant Norwegian ... incidences of binge eating disorder that began during pregnancy. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Hundreds of RNs from Across U.S. and World to Join California Nurses Association/NNOC National Convention 2Health News:Mercedes-Benz Special Edition C350 Sport Sedan to Raise $1 Million for Saks Fifth Avenue's KEY TO THE CURE 2Health News:Mercedes-Benz Special Edition C350 Sport Sedan to Raise $1 Million for Saks Fifth Avenue's KEY TO THE CURE 3Health News:Mercedes-Benz Special Edition C350 Sport Sedan to Raise $1 Million for Saks Fifth Avenue's KEY TO THE CURE 4Health News:Temple Emergency Medicine receives $1.8M to find best MRSA treatment 2Health News:Temple Emergency Medicine receives $1.8M to find best MRSA treatment 3Health News:The Tug McGraw Foundation Announces 2007 Fundraising Gala 2Health News:The Tug McGraw Foundation Announces 2007 Fundraising Gala 3Health News:The Tug McGraw Foundation Announces 2007 Fundraising Gala 4Health News:PreMD Provides Update on 510(k) Application for PREVU(x) POC 2Health News:Pregnancy may increase the risk of developing binge eating disorder 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... Soligenix, Inc. (OTCQB: SNGX) (Soligenix or ... that address unmet medical needs in the areas ... on December 24, 2014 it closed its previously ... raised approximately $2.3 million in gross proceeds from ... proceeds from the offering to fund its research ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... LONDON , December 24, 2014 ... grow at an average rate of 8.1%. The US ... Hip, knee and spine surgeries are the common orthopedic ... they have a lower penetration. Increased number of product ... composites. Non-metallic orthopedic devices have gained popularity in the ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com adds 2014 ... Industry of 178 pages providing 10 company ... The 2014 Market Research Report ... professional and deep research report on Global ... report introduces Disposable Syringe basic information including ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Soligenix Announces Closing of Public Offering of Units 2Soligenix Announces Closing of Public Offering of Units 3Use of Composites in Orthopedic Industry to Reach $596 Million by 2020 2Use of Composites in Orthopedic Industry to Reach $596 Million by 2020 3World Disposable Syringe Market 2014 Report: China and Regional Analysis 2World Disposable Syringe Market 2014 Report: China and Regional Analysis 3World Disposable Syringe Market 2014 Report: China and Regional Analysis 4World Disposable Syringe Market 2014 Report: China and Regional Analysis 5
... 500th sale of its ExacTrac® patient positioning ... physicians continued focus on adopting clinically proven systems for ... access to advanced radiation therapy for patients. ... decade ago, has been proven consistent and reliable in ...
... FRANCISCO, Jan. 16, 2012 Dicom Systems ( http://www.dcmsys.com ... pleased to announce their selection as the Vendor Neutral ... full service physician-owned teleradiology group. Dicom ... have the capacity to turn your current storage to ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Brainlab ExacTrac® System Achieves Major Sales Milestone 2ONRAD, Inc. Chooses Dicom Systems' Vendor Neutral Archive 2
... Upper extremity fixator has been designed to ... by allowing independent movement of its clamp ... goals has been to reduce complexity of ... ease of use. The Hoffmann® II Compact™ ...
Provides basic reduction capabilities for angulation, rotation and length. Ball joint design offers fracture reduction in all planes....
... System for distal radius fractures allows incremental ... and rotation. The unique wrist lock enables ... extension without losing fracture reduction. Post-op adjustments ... surgeons office. Priced competitively and sold in ...
... The Universal Mini External ... hold using smooth, thin diameter ... 2.5 mm). This hold ... frame which stabilizes fractures and ...
Medicine Products: