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ByettaByetta® is an injectable prescription medication used to improve blood sugar control in individuals with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. In the past few years, the FDA has begun investigating the link between Byetta® usage and liver failure, pancreatic cancer and thyroid cancer.View more
Januvia® is a once-a-day prescription pill used, along with regular diet and exercise, to help control blood glucose levels in adults with Type 2 Diabetes. However, shortly after Januvia® was released on the market, studies revealed serious, potentially fatal side effects.View more
Type 2 diabetes affects millions of Americans. These patients rely on safe and effective drugs to control their disease. Two medications marketed by pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca have sparked safety concerns over the years — Onglyza® and Kombiglyze XR®.View more


A batch of hyaluronic acid injections used to treat osteoarthritis of the knee have been recalled due to contamination with a microbe that can lead to serious side effects.  The injections that have been voluntarily recalled are the Synvisc-One® brand, also called Hylan G-F 20, that were administered to patients between October 25, 2017 and December 18, 2017.View more


Tylenol® is currently the most popular painkiller in the United States. A high dosage of acetaminophen can lead to liver failure when the liver is performing its primary role – to purify and clear the body of harmful toxins.View more

Proton Pump Inhibitor (ie. Nexium®, Propulsid®, Protonix®, Prilosec®)

Proton pump inhibitors, commonly used to treat heartburn and acid-related disorders, have been linked to kidney failure, chronic kidney disease, and several other health issues.View More


This contrast dye is used during tests such as a MRI or CT scan. Gadolinium remaining in the body can lead to renal or kidney disease, including fibrosis toxicity. 

Zostavax Vaccine

Manufactured by Merck & Co Inc. to prevent shingles, this vaccine risks subsequent contraction of shingles as well as other severe injuries. Other injuries include blindness, hearing loss, paralysis, and even brain damage. 

Xeljanz® or Xeljanz XR®

The FDA has issued a public safety alert for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients who were prescribed 10 mg twice daily of Xeljanz® or Xeljanz XR®. Clinical trials have found an increased risk of blood clots in the lungs and death. The FDA had not approved the twice daily 10 mg dosage for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Read the complete MedWatch Safety Alert for more information. 


This drug was approved by the FDA in 2009 to treat a type of arthritis in adults called gout which occurs with high uric acid levels. Uloric lowers the uric acid levels in the blood. Uloric should only be taken when a person cannot tolerate the alternative drug allopurinol. Uloric has a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and death.