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FDA Says Certain Type 2 Diabetes Drugs Can Cause Serious Joint Pain


By Alanna McCatty

August 31, 2015

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said in a safety alert that some widely used treatments for Type 2 diabetes can cause severe and disabling joint pain, raising concerns for a big-selling class of drugs. The FDA alert applies to a category of pills known as DPP-IV inhibitors, which include AstraZeneca PLC’s diabetes drug Onglyza, and Tradjenta. Via The Wall Street Journal. Posted August 28, 2015.

–Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty is a recent graduate of Pace University with a degree in communications. At MedShadow, she reports on new findings and research on the side effects of prescription drugs.

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Last updated: September 14, 2015