January 27, 2023

High risk of adverse reaction to two diabetes drugs: Doctors advise caution; will patients be safe? – Economic Times

Synopsis

A study in the US has flagged serious adverse events linked to long-term use of gabapentin and pregabalin, which are widely prescribed to treat diabetic neuropathy. Viatris, the market leader, has disputed the study and downplayed the risks. While doctors have called for a closer study and a vigilance programme, what should be the course of action meanwhile?

Canadian physician William Osler is said to have once remarked that medicine is a science of …….

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Synopsis

A study in the US has flagged serious adverse events linked to long-term use of gabapentin and pregabalin, which are widely prescribed to treat diabetic neuropathy. Viatris, the market leader, has disputed the study and downplayed the risks. While doctors have called for a closer study and a vigilance programme, what should be the course of action meanwhile?

Canadian physician William Osler is said to have once remarked that medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability. The quote by Osler, known as the father of modern medicine, has of late been recalled during discussions among doctors in light of a study associated with two widely prescribed drugs used to treat diabetic neuropathy. The condition affects diabetes patients who have nerve-tissue damage that manifests in severe pain,

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10 mins read, Last Updated: Jan 19, 2023, 07:33 PM IST

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