Diabetes drugs cost us dearly.
increase your risk of pancreatitis.
In their newsletter, dated 3rd July 2012, and their magazine, dated November 2012, What Doctor's Don't Tell You stated that the 'new generation' of diabetes drugs were 'killers'. They said that research, at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, had found that anyone taking these drugs were 50% more likely to die than people taking the older diabetes drugs. The drugs Glucotrol, Daonil, and Diabeta were analysed in this research.
So this is yet another situation that demonstrates that the Drug Regulation system, designed as they are to protect patients, quite simply fail to do so. At the test stage evidence of drug dangers are either hidden, or not acted upon even when they are known. Once introduced, drugs are allowed to harm patients, and Big Pharma companies are allowed to profit from them, with only inadequate restrictions being placed on their prescription. In the meantime, our doctors are offered inducements, by the Big Pharma companies to sell the drugs; and in the main, they meekly go along with it.
See 'Medical Science: the failure to protect' for more on this.
So what should patients do? The Daily Health Alert says that anyone taking any diabetes drugs should talk to their doctors "about an alternative treatment plan". They add that
If this is so, it has to asked - why have doctors not suggested this before?