Dr. Anne Peters is one of our favorite endocrinologists in the limelight. She's director of the Diabetes Program at the University of Southern California (USC), head of the nation’s largest outreach program for community-based diabetes prevention and treatment in Los Angeles, and author of the best-selling book Conquering Diabetes. She does a series of regular videos on diabetes for Medscape and other sites, and we've interviewed her and featured her here several times in the…Read more »
Health professionals reportedly are receiving letters this week alerting them to an FDA warning just issued about risks of thyroid cancer and pancreatitis associated with the popular type 2 diabetes drug liraglutide (Victoza). Yikes!
According to MSM reports, the evidence was found in mice, and it's unclear if the serious risks translate to humans — but there was enough concern to issue the follow warning:
"Clinical trials have shown more cases of pancreatitis with liraglutide…