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New Diabetes Drug Carries Heart Risk

Tuesday, 08 January 2013 12:03 PM

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)’s experimental diabetes drug canagliflozin may have heart risks, U.S. regulators said.
Studies for the drug, which J&J has proposed calling Invokana for adults with Type 2 diabetes, showed higher risk of cardiovascular events in the first 30 days in those taking the pill, Food and Drug Administration staff said today in a report ahead of a Jan. 10 meeting of advisers.
The once-a-day-pill, which expels sugar in the urine after it’s filtered out of the blood by the kidneys, is J&J’s effort to be the first to market with a new class of diabetes treatments known as SGLT2 inhibitors.
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An experimental drug to treat Type 2 diabetes called canagliflozin may have heart risks, says the FDA.
Tuesday, 08 January 2013 12:03 PM
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