What Diabetes Medications Are Linked To Amputations

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Type 2 Diabetes Drug Linked To Amputation Risk

A link has been found between a type 2 diabetes drug and a higher risk of amputation, research has shown. Scientists discovered a link between the usage of NICE-recommended canagliflozin to treat the condition and an increase in lower-limb amputations. As a result of the findings, GPs may now consider stopping the use of the drug in people with diabetes with foot problems, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has said. The EMA announced it will review the drug – which can be found in Invokana – after results from the CANVAS study discovered there was a greater chance of toe amputations for patients. Precautionary measure Speaking to Pulse Today, the EMA Said: “As a precautionary measure, doctors may consider stopping treatment with canagliflozin in patients who develop significant foot complications.” Despite the EMA saying the link between the two is currently unconfirmed, it has requested more information from the manufacturers to assess whether any changes need to be made with how the medicine is used. Canagliflozin is used for treating people with type 2 diabetes as part of a dual or triple therapy process, sometimes used alongside insulin. Scientists originally were loo Continue reading >>

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    How much harm certain individuals - really bad people - can wreak.
    These people are called psychopaths.
    Narcissists are also bad people, but not nearly as bad as psychopaths.
    If only people understood what these people were capable of, I think we would have the understanding that would allow us to come up with much better ways to "fight injustice" or whatever people want to call it - because these people comprise such a large proportion of what's called "injustice." I would also hope that understanding psychopathy and narcissism would lead us to stop calling all atrocities "injustice," because that implies some sort of "reasonable" base. Psychopaths and narcissists are not reasonable people - they just require us to figure out how to defend ourselves against them, or to collectively take away their power. (There is no hoping they will change - unless they change on the surface after we take away their power.)
    See this answer for more info
    Anonymous' answer to Why do certain people derive pleasure from doing cruel things to their fellow human beings?
    P.S. I would hope that liberals would stop thinking of all problems as "systemic" and rooted in "ideas." That is so wrong. Systems and ideas might comprise a small fraction of the worst suffering in the world. But look at individual cases of the worst "injustice" - I would guess most are rooted in the cause of really bad individual people. The "systems" and "ideas" support bad people in power, rather than fighting bad people.
    Really interesting, ironically, the "idea" that all problems are "systemic" and rooted in "ideas" - is probably an "idea" that supports really bad individual people, rather than targeting really bad individual people for who they are and their effects on others, and toppling them from power.
    P.P.S. If you want to learn more about psychopathy, check out Jon Ronson's The Psychopath Test, and the work of Bob Hare. Books I haven't read but heard are informative are Bob Hare's Snakes in Suits (corporate psychopathy), and Martha Stout's The Sociopath Next Door.
    Please, everyone, learn more!!

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