There is a new diabetes drug on the market and just like most drugs, there are risks involved. But, this new drug carries the FDA’s strongest alert: “a black box warning” due to the increase the development of C-cell tumors in rats. Good to know. Here’s the scary part. This new drug is being represented by Dr Phil. However, this new drug is not for everyone with diabetes. It is what is considered a second-line drug, one to be used only AFTER trying other medications to control your diabetes. Many believe the Dr. Phil campaign is misleading, setting diabetes patients up for a skewed view of the diabetes treatments available for them and putting them at risk for serious side effects.
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