Fournier Gangrene

Fournier Gangrene Associated With Sodium–Glucose Cotransporter-2 Inhibitors: A Review of Spontaneous Postmarketing Cases

Go to the following link for a list of SGLT2 Inhibitors.

An Update on SGLT2 Inhibitors for the Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus

Fournier Gangrene does not sound like a pleasant disease.

 

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Does Marijuana Have Any Bad Side Effects?

Read a quick history lesson here.

Read about psychosis risk here.

Pass the doobie please.

Regardless of the century, physicians throughout the ages have known that real medicines carry risks. Any truly medicinal substance is able to give a little whack to one or more bodily processes. The goal is to whack the body back into normal functioning. That’s basically what medicine is all about – strategically whacking our physiology. But anything capable of whacking (which is to say any real medicine) is capable of harming at least a few of the many patients who would take it. This fact is so non-negotiable that we have a name for doctors who claim to have discovered effective medicines that don’t have any risks: we call them quacks.

Immune system, unleashed by cancer therapies, can attack organs – American Pharmacists Association

Immunotherapy drugs have been regarded as a breakthrough in cancer treatment, but as their use grows, doctors are finding that they pose serious risks.   A separate paper found that 30% of patients experienced “interesting, rare, or unexpected side effects,” with a quarter of the reactions described as severe, life-threatening, or requiring hospitalization. Some patients have died…Problems with the pancreas have been particularly unusual, causing patients typically aged 50 years and older to lose insulin production all at once.

Source: Immune system, unleashed by cancer therapies, can attack organs | American Pharmacists Association

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Many Meds Taken by Seniors Can Raise Risk of Falls

Many Meds Taken by Seniors Can Raise Risk of Falls.

After adjusting for the number of medications a person was taking, the researchers found men and women taking opioid painkillers as well as men taking antidepressants were more than twice as likely to have a fall injury as seniors who were not taking those drugs. Women taking antidepressants were 75% more likely to have a fall injury.