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2012-02-07 10:09:49

ACP issues new clinical practice guideline for drug treatment of type 2 diabetes The American College of Physicians (ACP) recommends that clinicians add metformin as the initial drug treatment for most patients with type 2 diabetes when lifestyle modifications such as diet, exercise, and weight loss have failed to adequately improve high blood sugar. ACP also recommends that clinicians add a second drug to metformin when treatment with metformin and lifestyle changes fail to control...

2012-01-26 12:49:26

A patient´s body mass index (BMI) may not be the only factor at play when a physician diagnoses a patient as obese. According to a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the diagnosis could also depend on the weight of your physician. Researchers examined the impact of physician BMI on obesity care and found that physicians with a normal BMI, as compared to overweight and obese physicians, were more likely to engage their obese patients in...

2012-01-25 18:45:00

Leading litigation firm gears up to take on manufacturer of popular diabetes drug. Alton, IL (PRWEB) January 25, 2012 The Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation has recently consolidated all federal Actos cases before the Honorable Judge Rebecca Doherty*. More than 100 federal lawsuits where plaintiffs allege developing bladder cancer as a result of taking Actos will be transferred to the Western District of Louisiana. “Consolidating the Actos cases will provide a streamlined...

2012-01-11 11:22:56

Giving overweight or obese patients a gut hormone that suppresses appetite leads to clinically beneficial weight loss as well as reduced blood pressure and cholesterol levels, finds a study published on bmj.com today. Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) is a hormone that is secreted from the intestine when we eat. GLP-1 based therapy was recently introduced as a new treatment for patients with type 2 diabetes because of its ability to regulate blood sugar levels. But it also suppresses food...


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