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Legal and Illegal Drugs: What Every Person With Diabetes Should Know Before They Party

Perhaps more than anyone, people with diabetes know that the motto “Just say no” often doesn’t work.

Comments 30 comments - Mar 13, 2008 - * * * * *

Bayer Recalls Test Strips After False Readings

Bayer Diabetes Care has recalled 230,000 bottles of Contour TS test strips after finding that the strips resulted in blood glucose readings 5 to 17 percent higher than actual levels.

Comments 0 comments - Dec 29, 2007 - * * * * *

An Insulin Prescription for Disaster

In July, I flew from New York City to Phoenix to meet my new book agent. (Trust me, I would not have deliberately sought out 100-degree weather without good reason.) Always thinking ahead, I decided to bring along a fancy new bag specially insulated to keep my insulin cool. Alas, either the bag failed me, or I failed the bag.

Comments 3 comments - Nov 25, 2007 - * * * *

Lazarus Takes on Test Strip Gouging

Los Angeles Times columnist and newly diagnosed type 1 David Lazarus is becoming quite an advocate for people with diabetes.

Comments 4 comments - Nov 10, 2007 - * * * *

Black Box Warning For Actos and Avandia

The FDA has spoken: the heart risk warnings on labels of Avandia (rosiglitazone) and Actos (pioglitazone) will now be surrounded by an emphatic black outline known as a black box. Black boxes will also be added to the warnings on Avandaryl (rosiglitazone and glimepiride), Avandamet (rosiglitazone and metformin), and Duetact (pioglitazone and glimepiride).

Comments 3 comments - Oct 31, 2007 - * * *

Actos and Avandia Cost Plenty

According to Greek researchers, Actos and Avandia were behind a tripling of the cost of medicines used to treat Athenians with type 2 diabetes over the past eight years.

Comments 0 comments - Oct 10, 2007 - * * *

Actos and Avandia: New Heart Risk Studies

The September 2007 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has published two new studies, one a meta-analysis of Avandia (rosiglitazone) and the other a meta-analysis of Actos (pioglitazone).

Comments 0 comments - Oct 5, 2007 - * * *

Save A Few Billion: Buy Generic Drugs

Americans spend 275 billion dollars on prescription medicines every single year, sixty percent of it on generics. But in the next five years, the twenty-year patents are going to expire on enough brand-name medicines to account for about 60 billion dollars of that total. And the generics that spring up to replace those drugs will be thirty to eighty percent cheaper.

Comments 3 comments - Aug 26, 2007 - * * * * *

Adverse Interactions of Drugs with Natural Health Products Are Under-Reported

According to a literature review and survey of 132 Canadian pharmacists, 47 percent of pharmacists have encountered an adverse interaction between a natural health product and a drug.

Comments 0 comments - Aug 13, 2007 - * * * *

Wal-Mart Settles Wrongful Death Suit Due to Insulin Overdose
Wal-Mart Settles Wrongful Death Suit Due to Insulin Overdose

On December 13, 2005, Keith Scofield visited a Wal-Mart pharmacy in Frederick, Maryland, and ordered over-the-counter Humulin R (u-100). Instead, he was allegedly given Humulin R (u-500), a prescription drug that contains five times the insulin of the requested medication.

Comments 3 comments - Aug 7, 2007 - * * * *

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