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The Proof Is In: Invokana Puts Diabetic Patients at Greater Risk for Amputation

Last year, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) started an investigation into the possibility that use of the diabetic medication Invokana (canagliflozin) increased a patient's risk of limb amputation. Although solid evidence of this risk had not yet been found, the EMA chose to err on the side of caution,...

Invokana Maker Turned Health Care Consumers into Guinea Pigs

If you were fully informed about the potential side effects of a medication, would you still choose to take it?This is the cause of action in the growing number of lawsuits against drug companies, such as those naming Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Mitsubishi Tanabe, the makers and sellers of the...

Popular Diabetes Medication Linked to Kidney Failure

Via America's Lawyer:According to latest data from the Centers for Disease Control, more than 29-million Americans suffer from diabetes, and nearly one of four people with the disease aren't even aware that they have it. Even worse, as many as 86-million Americans currently suffer from pre-diabetes, and if preemptive...

Invokana and Amputation Risk: E.U. Health Authorities Now Require Package Warning

Last year (May 2016), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an “advisory” to physicians regarding results of a continuing clinical trial indicating that use of the diabetes medication Invokana (canagliflozin) “may” increase the risk of lower limb amputations.This year, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has ordered that...

Despite Proven Side Effects and Lawsuits, Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceuticals Continue Looking to Expand Market for Invokana

The diabetes “wonder drug,” Invokana (canagliflozin), has been demonstrated to cause a dangerous rise in blood acid levels (known as ketoacidosis) as well as serious loss of bone density (osteoporosis) – both of which manufacturer Janssen Pharmaceuticals and its parent company, Johnson & Johnson, allegedly had full knowledge.These companies...

Invokana and Other SGLT2 Inhibitors Linked to Acute Pancreatitis

In addition to ketoacidosis (dangerous acidity levels in the blood), kidney damage and a host of other harmful and even fatal side effects, the diabetic drug Invokana (canagliflozin) is now being implicated in acute pancreatitis, a serious – and sometimes fatal – inflammation of the pancreas, the organ that...

Yes, Invokana Helps Weight Loss – But Only For Awhile

One of the selling points of the prescription diabetes medication Invokana (canagliflozin) has been its role in helping patients shed excess pounds. However, a new study from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDKD) has found that it only works for weight loss for so...
Invokana Lawsuit

How Fast Acting is Invokana? Ask Some of the Plaintiffs Who Were Quickly Injured by the Drug

Unlike many popular medications prescribed for a wide range of ailments, Invokana is not advertised as being “fast acting.” However, it is indeed fast acting – but unfortunately, not in ways the manufacturers intended.Just ask some of the plaintiffs in recently filed Invokana lawsuits.For example, lawyers for Robert Partington...
Invokana and Weight Loss

Invokana as a Weight Loss Aid? Is This A Good Idea?

In 2015, Johnson & Johnson's revenue fell by nearly 6%. However, sales of Invokana (canagliflozin) increased by over 120%, generating $1.3 billion for the New Jersey-based pharmaceutical giant. Apparently, that hasn't been enough for J&J. In its unending quest to increase revenues and profits and keeping shareholders happy, J&J...

Invokana: The “Cure” That is as Bad As The Disease

Initially hailed as a “miracle drug” in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes, Invokana is part of a class of drugs known as “gliflozins.” They were designed to control blood sugar levels by preventing the kidneys from reabsorbing glucose so that excess blood sugar could be passed in the...
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To review more information regarding Invokana (including scientific studies, government warnings, recalls and litigation), visit Invokana Info, a comprehensive webpage maintained by the law firm of Levin Papantonio.