14 Onglyza Lawsuits Claim Drug Manufacturer Failed To Warn Of Link Between Type 2 Diabetes Drug And Heart Failure

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14 Onglyza Lawsuits Allege Onglyza and Kombiglyza XR Type 2 Diabetes Drugs Place Patients At High Risk For Heart Problems.

onglyza-kombiglyze-lawsuit-Side-Effects-Lawyer-The makers of Onglyza and Kombiglyza XR are facing 14 Onglyza lawsuits filed on behalf of plaintiffs who developed heart failure or died allegedly after using the type 2 diabetes medications. The complaints, recently filed in the District of New Jersey, join other Onglyza side-effects lawsuits pending nationwide against AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Plaintiffs accuse the companies of failing to warn that their anti-diabetic drugs, Onglyza and Kombiglyza XR, place users at elevated risks for heart problems.

The attorneys at Wright & Schulte LLC is currently evaluating potential Onglyza and Kombiglyza XR lawsuits on behalf of patients who allegedly experienced heart failure and other health complications, including death, after taking the diabetes drugs. “We continue to receive calls from men and women who have suffered heart failure allegedly after taking Onglyza or Kombiglyza XR” says Attorney Richard Schulte, co-founder of Wright & Schulte LLC. For more information on Onglyza lawsuit please contact Wright & Schulte LLC at 1-800-399-0795 or visit www.yourlegalhelp.com.

The 14 Onglyza lawsuits maintain that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in 2008, directed makers of new type 2 diabetes drugs to demonstrate that their products were not associated with an increased cardiovascular risk. According to the lawsuits, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals and Bristol-Myers Squibb marketed and sold Onglyza (saxagliptin) for nearly five years before completing a study that found saxagliptin users had a statistically significant increased risk of being hospitalized for heart failure. The Ongylza lawsuits accuse the companies of knowing that their type 2 diabetes drugs can potentially cause cardiac arrest, congestive heart failure and even death, but failed to notify health care providers and patients. The 14 Onglyza personal injury complaints were filed on May 2.
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Saxagliptin is a generic drug marketed as Onglyza and Kombiglyze XR. Onglyza was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2009 and Kombiglyze XR (saxagliptin and metformin hydrochloride extended-release) in 2010. Onglyza and Kombiglyze are part of a class of prescription drugs called dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors. DPP-4 inhibitors, along with diet and exercise, lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes by inhibiting natural enzymes in the body that reduce insulin production. Insulin helps move sugar from the blood into the tissues so the body can use the sugar to produce energy and keep blood sugar levels stable.
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In April 2016, the FDA added heart failure warnings to the safety labels of type 2 diabetes medicines containing saxagliptin and alogliptin. According to the FDA, a large clinical trial found that 3.5 percent of patients taking saxagliptin were hospitalized with heart failure compared to 2.8 percent of patients on a placebo. This is not the only time saxagliptin has come under the FDA’s scrutiny. In 2013, the FDA began investigating reports of pancreatic and thyroid cancers as side effects of saxagliptin and other incretin mimetic drugs prescribed for type 2 diabetes. Additionally, the FDA announced in August 2015 that severe and disabling joint pain have been associated with DDP-4 inhibitors. A new warning and precaution was added about the joint pain risk to the labels of DDP-4 inhibitors.
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About Wright & Schulte LLC And Filing An Onglyza Side Effect Lawsuits

Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced personal injury firm, is dedicated to the belief that America’s legal system should work for the people. Every day, the attorneys of Wright Schulte LLC stand up for the rights of people who have been injured or wronged, and fight tirelessly to ensure that even the world’s most powerful corporations take responsibility for their actions. If you’re looking for a law firm that will guarantee the aggressive and personal representation you deserve, do not hesitate to contact Wright & Schulte LLC today. Free Onglyza Lawsuit and Kombiglyze XR Lawsuit case evaluations are available through yourlegalhelp.com, or call 1-888-399-0795.

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