Pioglitazone / Actos
There is much debate about the conflicts of interest between big business and natural health diets; there are even reports of conflict of interests between different pharmaceutical companies and sponsored research, The governing authorities are even caught up in the mess.
One recent discovery is undergoing scrutiny from various authorities and interests.
Diabetes is very big business, Researches are trying to find a drug to prevent recurring strokes in type 2 diabetes patients; an achievement that will bring relief to millions of victims the world over.
Pioglitazone does decrease blood sugar levels, but it effectiveness to treat effectively treat type 2 diabetes is still in question.
One of the major questions in any new research is what are the side effects. Today any drug label has so many warnings that one has to sometimes ask which is worse, the cure or the side effects.
The brand name for pioglitazone is Astos, in 2008 Actos had sales of 2.4 billion and was the tenth-best selling drug in the US.
I was excited to see the rare pharmaceutical reference to diet and exercise but pioglitazone is addition to diet and exercise to regulate the level of glucose and help reduce insulin resistance in adults with type 2 diabetes.
The controversy surrounding Astos stems from the question of side effects. The reported side effects include low blood sugar, congestive heart failure in some patients,
Upper respiratory tract infection,
Liver injury (symptoms-nausea, fatigue, vomiting,,dark urine, anorexia, abdominal pain)
Edema, ( dose related fluid accumulation)
Diabetic macular edema ( A serious risk of losing your eyesight)
Actos can lead to pregnancy causing women who have stopped ovulating if they are premenopausal and insulin resistant to ovulate .
Why should patients take this drug after reading this long list of side effects?
Astos first came on the market in 1999, followed by other variations of the drug, all manufactured and sold by the same company; during a 10-month period in 20102.3 million patients filled prescriptions for a drug containing pioglitazone.
The drug raised the hopes of millions of patients around the world looking for a cure for diabetes. The drug drew international attention when researchers started to issue warnings about the possible link to bladder cancer .
Several countries around the world has banned prescriptions of the drug ; but the USA is still to follow suite despite the credible warnings.
The FDA launched its investigation into the link to bladder cancer in 2010; The Indian government had suspended the manufacture, sale and distribution of the drug due to the warnings about its side effects including bladder cancer despite wide criticism in various sectors including from Doctors.
The drug but revoked the ban in 2013 but with guidelines to black box the warnings. Astos can still be prescribed in the USA but there are warning of the risk of bladder cancer and against prescriptions for patients with active bladder cancer or caution with patients with a prior history of bladder cancer.
There are reports of law suits involving this drug.
An interesting case of note was the circumstances leading up to the suspension in India; the case highlights the conflict between the Governing Bodies, Sponsored Agents, Doctors and the Public.
To read more about Pioglitazone and get a better understanding of the issues involving this drug which is intended to help victims of type 2 diabetes avoid recurring stokes, search the web -use the key words -pioglitazone suspension and its aftermath in India. There are other drugs designed for the same purpose, research these drugs thoroughly before you decide to accept a prescription from a medical Doctor. Be informed about the drugs you take.
Adopting a plant-based diet is the best and most affordable medicine anyone can take.
Are there researchers in this world with the visionary insight, who would undertake to finding a plant or herd to prevent victims of type 2 diabetes from having recurring strokes?
Cognitive Function Test 7A
Exercise Daily and Eat Healthy foods- Parsley
This exercise is simply a cognitive function test for stroke victims as well as a brain exercise for aging adults and young children, especially for home schooling
It is not an intelligence test.
The listed letters represent a five- word sentence.
There are no spaces between the letters or the words; the words are in the correct order.
The test is to identify each word and then read the sentence.
The sentence is a health tip.
Improve Bone Density WIith Squash
Clue No one 7 + 4 + 7 + 4 + 6
V O R P E M I N O B E T I S N Y E D T W H I A S U H Q S
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Maintain A healthy lifestyle-Adopt a plant-based diet