Invokana News

INVOKANA may increase your risk of lower-limb amputations. In a recent study called the CANVAS trial, INVOKANA was studied in a group over 10,000 adults who had type 2 diabetes for an average of 13.5 years. In this study, an increased risk of amputations, mostly, but not limited to, toes and feet was observed. During the study, a total of...

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Markets Insider predicts in a recent Press Release that the "Market for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) [in South-East Asia] is expected to grow from $1.92 billion in 2016 to $2.96 billion in 2023, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.3%." The Release names Invokana as one of the top-selling drugs that is expected to remain dominant, but...

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In June of 2013, an article by Erika Gebel, Phd, published at Diabetes Forecast said that SGLT2 medications, including Invokana, target the kidneys. While her article was not entirely negative she did recognize even then that there were concerns about SGLT-2 inhibitors: "There have been reports of serious diabetic ketoacidosis events in a few type 2 cases ...." As the...

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Johnson & Johnson disclosed here in its Q3 Report that: "The number of pending product liability lawsuits continues to increase, and the Company continues to receive information with respect to potential costs and the anticipated number of cases." The Multi District Litigation in the U.S. District Court in New Jersey remains active remains active as well.

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The Medical Journal "Nutrition, Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases" published a report on October 17, 2017 titled "Acute Renal Failure with Sodium-Glucose-Cotransporter-2 Inhibitors: Analysis of the FDA Adverse Event Report System Database."  Of course, Invokana is one of those SGCT2 inhibitors. The article concludes that according to the FDA reporting system, SGLT2-inhibitors (like Invokana) are associated with serious renal failure. Further,...

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