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The Dangers Of Invokana: A Diabetes Drug

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According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control, more than 29 million Americans suffer from diabetes, and nearly one in four people with the disease aren’t even aware that they have it. With so many people suffering from both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Big Pharma saw an opportunity to make a huge profit. America‚Äôs Lawyer Mike Papantonio discusses Invokana, a diabetes drug that’s causing as much harm, if not more than the actual disease that it was supposed to treat. Learn more about these dangers here:

According to the latest data from the centers for disease control more than 29 million americans suffer from diabetes and nearly one in 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 pre-emptive measures aren’t taken they’re going to be diagnosed with full-blown

Diabetes probably in a matter of years with so many people suffering from both types 1 and type 2 diabetes big pharma saw an opportunity to make a huge profit but in their rush to cash in on diabetes epidemics they cut corners and they created one product it’s causing as much harm if not more than the actual disease that it was supposed to treat that product is

Called invokana invokana was developed by janssen an offshoot of johnson & johnson unlike other diabetes medications that are designed to help the body produce more insulin to metabolize sugar invokana actually forces the body to filter sugar out of the blood by the kidneys and this sugars expelled as a waste sounds like an easy process but it’s potentially

Catastrophic in some situations as a result of this the body loses the carbohydrates that it needs to function the kidneys become overworked and can eventually shut down and the body goes into form of survivor mode where it begins to break down muscle tissue stored fat begins to break that down to compensate for that loss of sugar this condition is called diabetic

Ketoacidosis and it’s deadly diabetic ketoacidosis occurs when the body begins to break itself down in search of energy and it creates a dangerously high level of acid in the bloodstream this condition is extremely painful and the patient can end up losing control over their bodily functions completely their kidneys can shut down completely and they can die on may

15th 2015 the fda warned consumers about the increased risk of ketoacidosis from invokana so janssen was put on notice that their medication was extremely dangerous for consumers but this wasn’t the first time that the fda had expressed concerns over invokana the drug was approved in 2013 it was only approved by the fda by a margin of one vote that’s how close it

Was members of the approval committee were concerned about the safety of the drug but they voted eight to seven to put it on the market as we usually see with the fda always making decisions that favor the drug companies but janssen wasn’t about to let their cash cow go away after all the drug was pulling in more than 1 billion dollars a year for the company so

They tried to use ketoacidosis in their favor they tried to make it into a positive they actually went around telling doctors that patients might even lose weight if they take this drug that’s how sick of a marketing campaign they had running on this drug of course they didn’t bother to tell the doctors that the weight loss was due to the fact that the patient’s

Body would begin to metabolize itself in a horrendous way but all janssen saw were prophets and those dollar signs always trump warning signs if you know the family member or if you’re taking care if you’re taking this drug you really need to go talk to your doctor about some alternatives there are many alternatives out there that is good or better is invokana that

Don’t cause these types of physical problems

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The Dangers Of Invokana: A Diabetes Drug By The Young Turks