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Merck & Co. Inc. Message Board

  • snthsnth1 snthsnth1 Dec 20, 2012 10:40 AM Flag

    Merck drug might CAUSE cancer. Imagine the lawsuits.


    Billions of Dollars at Stake...

    When Merck and the FDA finally agree that DPP-4 inhibitors are linked to cancer, it will kill several of the most recent drug developments for diabetes. Untold hundreds of millions, if not billions of dollars have already been invested in getting these new drugs to market. And the profits from these drugs are expected to be in the tens of billions at minimum..

    According to Merck, Januvia is now the number one best-selling drug in the oral diabetes market. Should such a blockbuster drug be proven to be connected to cancer, it would be a HUGE loss not only to Merck, but several other major pharmaceutical companies that have developed similar drugs.

    One of the most horrific parts of this is the fact that cancer can take decades to form — unless the drug dramatically speeds up the process by inhibiting your body's ability to suppress tumor growth. Merck's lethal drug Vioxx was only withdrawn from the market after its lethality became too obvious to ignore. Ditto for the dangerous diabetes drug Avandia. Those drugs caused heart attacks and stroke. Cancer, on the other hand is not something that will tend to make people keel over after a relatively short period of time.

    They could make MASSIVE amounts of money from these clearly dangerous drugs while cancer slowly and quietly grows in patients taking them, while biased shills maintain that the science is still "unclear." I for one would urge you to reconsider taking any kind of DPP-4 inhibitor. Why risk cancer for an ailment you can effectively address without ANY drug at all?

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    • Almost anything can be linked to cancer including many common every day foods,to many ambulance chasers in this country IMO. BTW Vioxx was & still is a very good drug as long as it's properly labled.

      Sentiment: Buy

    • No link, No proof, there is actual no proven link to Cancer from Januvia, so you are incorrect. Januvia is expected to be the Biggest selling Drug in the world within 5 years. I have heard the same rumors about statins and their link to Cancer, and like Dpp4's, they save lives not cost them. Lawyers will go after every drug company, but they have and will never get any proof that Januvia is unsafe. In fact, Januvia is the safest anti-diabetic oral medicine in the market today, hence it is the #1 selling Brand in the Market, and the #1 add-on therapy after Metformin. Get your facts right, Jack.

      Sentiment: Buy

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