Denial over diabetes drug link

According to diabetes news reports today, experts from pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca were maintaining that the antipsychotic drug Seroquel did not cause diabetes four years after the company warned about the way in which the drug was linked to the disease.
In November 2002, Japanese doctors were sent reports that linked the drug to diabetes, and causality could reportedly not be ruled out. Yet in 2006, a saleswoman for the company maintained that Seroquel did not cause diabetes .
Over 15,000 patients have sued AstraZeneca over claims relating to Seroquel, which was understood to cause type 2 diabetes in some cases. The Food and Drug Administration approved Seroquel for treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
AstraZeneca maintain that they have always provided adequate warning and that claims are unfounded.

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