More than 20 million Americans have Type 2 diabetes, a condition in which the body cannot regulate blood sugar levels. Medications can treat the disease, but the drug injury lawyers at Ferrer Poirot Feller Daniel point out that patients should be aware that some of these drugs may cause serious side effects.
Januvia® and Janumet® are just a few of the drugs linked to health problems in diabetic patients. Studies have shown these medications may increased the risk of pancreatic cancer and acute pancreatitis. Both conditions can be difficult to treat and may require costly surgery or treatment.
Earlier this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued warnings regarding another condition these drugs may cause. The agency stated Januvia and Janumet may play a role in some patients developing severe and disabling joint pain. Since the announcement, the agency has required the manufacturers of the drugs to update warning labels on the drugs.