Monday, March 12, 2007

Actos (Diabetes Drug): Blamed for Broken Bones

Actos is a diabetes drug introduced in 1999. According to a recent study sponsored by Takeda, the drug's maker, it found incidences of fractures when comparing Actos to a placebo.

Women using Actos had about 1.9 broken bones for every 100 patient-years studied, compared with 1.1 broken bones for 100 patient-years in the other women. The data represented almost 12,000 patient-years for each group.

Most of the fractures involved the hands, wrists, forearms, feet, ankles and legs. Takeda said it doesn't know what caused these broken bones and is still evaluating the findings.

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