If you started taking Onglyza after seeing the commercial produced by AstraZeneca and then were diagnosed with heart failure, you're likely wondering:
- Did the company know about the risks?
- How do patients and doctors learn about a drug's risks?
- How am I supposed to pay my medical bills?
- Are there ways for me to get help with my expenses?
We are here to answer all of these questions and help you get the compensation you need.
I think companies that fail to warn patients and doctors about possible risks to their health should be held accountable.
Anyone who has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes understands how stressful it can be to live with this serious health condition. Checking blood sugar levels regularly, carefully selecting a healthy diet, and making sure to exercise all while having to schedule regular rechecks with a doctor makes an already busy life, hectic.
That’s why when a TV commercial advertising a new drug that may offer some relief to the constant checks, it’s hardly surprising that patients flood their doctors with requests for more information and prescriptions. But it’s always important to keep in mind that just because a drug is new doesn’t mean that it’s better - or even safe.
Onglyza: A Diabetes Medication With A Black Box Warning
One of the best-selling Type 2 diabetes drugs is Onglyza, a drug that is part of the DPP-4 inhibitors class. When taken with other diabetes medications, Onglyza works to stop the liver from producing sugar and simultaneously encourages the pancreas to make insulin.
The drug became popular because the manufacturers advertised it as a once a day medication that is a convenient way to regulate insulin. But what they didn’t do was inform the medical community or the public that it may also cause heart failure - and now thousands of patients across the country want answers.
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