A Texas man has filed a lawsuit against AstraZeneca and Bristol-Myers Squibb alleging that the companies failed to warn about the heart failure risk from the type 2 diabetes drug Onglyza (generic: saxagliptin).
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What’s the problem?
March 10, 2017 – The complaint (PDF) was filed last month in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas by Plaintiff Wrendell Chester, who claims he was severely injured after taking both Onglyza and Kombiglyze XR (saxagliptin and metformin) to treat his type 2 diabetes.
According to the lawsuit, Chester used the medications from 2010 to 2015, and as a result had side effects including heart failure, congestive heart failure and acute hypoxic respiratory failure, which left him with significant injuries.
Onglyza was developed in a joint partnership between AstraZeneca and Bristol-Myers Squibb, but is now wholly owned by AstraZeneca. It was approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in July 2009 to treat type 2 diabetes and generated over $700 million in sales in 2012 alone.
In February 2014, FDA launched a safety review into the heart risks with Onglyza following a study in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) which found increased rates of hospitalization due to heart failure in patients treated with the drug compared to a placebo.
On April 5, 2016, FDA announced that new heart failure warnings would be added to the labeling of all DPP-4 inhibitors including Onglyza, Kombiglyze XR, Nesina, Kazano, and Oseni.
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