Diabetes

Study highlights third-line treatment options for T2DM

(HealthDay)—Treatment escalation options have different efficacy following failure of exenatide or glimepiride added to metformin in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, according to a study published online April 1 ...

Diabetes

Use of more costly diabetes medications varies widely

(HealthDay)—Even within an integrated Veterans Affairs (VA) system with a uniform national formulary and established criteria for drug use, there is substantial variation in the use of thiazolidinediones and long-acting ...

Medical research

Botanical compound could prove crucial to healing influenza

Building on previous work with the botanical abscisic acida, researchers in the Nutritional Immunology and Molecular Medicine Laboratory (NIMML) have discovered that abscisic acid has anti-inflammatory effects in the lungs ...

Oncology & Cancer

Some diabetes drugs may increase risk of bladder cancer

An increased risk of bladder cancer is linked to the use of pioglitazone, a medication commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Medical research

Diabetes drug side effects traced to fat action

For better or worse, a popular class of anti-diabetic drugs does more than lower blood sugar. One known as rosiglitazone (trade name Avandia) has been in the spotlight for its possible link to increased cardiovascular events, ...

Medical research

Popular diabetes drugs' cardiovascular side effects explained

Drugs known as thiazolidinediones, or TZDs for short, are widely used in diabetes treatment, but they come with a downside. The drugs have effects on the kidneys that lead to fluid retention as the volume of plasma in the ...

Medications

Risk of bone fractures associated with use of diabetes drug

Research published this week in the open access journal, PLoS Medicine, suggests that there is an association between thiazolidinediones - a type of drug introduced in the 1990s to treat type 2 diabetes - and bone fracture.

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