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Friday, August 31, 2007

New Study: Doctors Ignore Dangerous Side Effects Reported by Patients

Page changed: Dangerous Drugs for People with Diabetes"

Added link to a new study showing that when patients taking a statin drug report serious known side effects doctors tell them the drug doesn't have side effects or otherwise ignore the report. This was true even when the side effect reported was one that can lead to severe problems--muscle deterioration.

Before you take ANY drug, you must read the prescribing information and if you can't understand it, post on an online discussion group until you do. Someone will explain it to you. Make sure you don't have any of the conditions that make taking your drug dangerous and make sure you know what the serious side effects are that have been reported for this drug.

Some of the common drugs prescribed to people with diabetes can be very dangerous!

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