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Roni Shye - September 14, 2018
Just last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a new warning for SGLT2 inhibitors, a class of drugs used to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. According to the FDA, a serious bacterial infection known as necrotizing fasciitis has been reported in the genital area of some patients taking SGLT2 inhibitors. While this condition is rare and only 12 cases have been confirmed since 2013, necrotizing fasciitis spreads rapidly and can be deadly. See More
Roni Shye - August 21, 2018
After decades of little innovation in treatments for type 1 diabetes, the FDA is on track to approve Zynquista, the first oral antidiabetic drug in the US for adults with type 1 diabetes, by March 2019.
Current type 1 diabetes medications
At present, those with type 1 diabetes, also known as juvenile or insulin-dependent diabetes, use injectable or inhaled insulins to survive. Sometimes, they also use Symlin, an injectable non-insulin drug that makes patients feel full at meals, slows the rate at which food moves from the stomach into the small intestine, and stops the release of glucagon, a hormone that tells the liver to release sugar into the bloodstream. See More
Roni Shye - August 10, 2018
You’re ready to pick up your prescription at the pharmacy. But how expensive will it be? And is there anything you can do to save money? Let’s discuss how to use pharmacy discount coupons and manufacturer savings cards to help you save on the medications you need.
First, what’s the difference between pharmacy discount coupons and manufacturer savings cards?
Pharmacy discount coupons
Tori Marsh - August 02, 2018
Well-known for treating type 2 diabetes, Jardiance can also reduce the risk of a cardiovascular event by 38%—but it’s expensive. A 30-day supply costs well over $500, and many insurance plans won’t cover it. Luckily, there are ways for you to save as much as 100% off the cash price.
How much does Jardiance cost?
As of August 2018, the cash price for Jardiance is over $500 for 30 tablets. GoodRx discounts can help reduce this price a bit—to around $450—but that’s still way too much for most people. See More
Dr. Sharon Orrange - January 16, 2018
Just recently, the American Diabetes Association updated their guidelines to include the recommendation that certain Type 2 Diabetics add to their regimen one of two medications shown to lower the risk of death from stroke and heart disease. Here is the update:
If you are a type 2 diabetic with established heart disease, aka atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, and your target blood sugars aren’t being met with metformin and diet/exercise add Victoza injections 0r Jardiance. See More
Elizabeth Davis - August 22, 2017
If you’ve got health insurance, now’s a good time to be paying attention. Each year, prescription coverage – the “formulary” – changes, and yours will likely be changing in 2018.
Express Scripts and Caremark, companies that handle pharmacy benefits for more than 200 million Americans, are removing more than 80 prescription medications from their formularies at the end of 2017. See More
Roni Shye - June 21, 2017
This update is the result of new data from the CANVAS and CANVAS-R clinical trials. This research showed that leg and foot amputations occurred two times more often in patients treated with canagliflozin than in patients who were given a placebo sugar pill. See More
Dr. Sharon Orrange - November 09, 2016
Did you know that there are certain medications out there that can cause forms of kidney damage? Don’t get me wrong, these medications can be life-altering, and even life-saving – but they are known to directly affect kidney function.
Medications that can damage the kidneys are known as “nephrotoxic medications.” These drugs can cause direct toxicity to the kidneys, and have been implicated in up to 25% of acute kidney injuries. See More
Elizabeth Davis - September 17, 2015
Good news! In a just-published study, Jardiance (empagliflozin) for type 2 diabetes has been shown to reduce deaths from cardiovascular disease.
The results are impressive. Comparing Jardiance to a placebo, the study showed a 38% reduction in the risk of death from a cardiovascular cause (3.7% with Jardiance vs 5.9% with placebo). Jardiance was also shown to reduce the risk of any cardiovascular event (heart attack, stroke, or death) by 14%, and to reduce the risk of death from all causes by 32%. See More
Roni Shye - September 02, 2015
According to the 2014 National Diabetes Statistics Report from the CDC, 29.1 million people or 9.3% of the United States population has either type 1 or type 2 diabetes. That means that almost 1 in 11 Americans have diabetes!
With so many people affected, new medications are constantly being developed—especially to help treat type 2 diabetes, the most common form.