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2012-06-25 21:12:15

Compared to another popular drug, three widely used diabetes medications are associated with a greater risk of death, a large new analysis finds. The results will be presented Sunday at The Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston. The drugs, glipizide, glyburide, and glimepiride, are known as sulfonylureas, which help decrease blood-sugar levels among type 2 diabetes patients by stimulating the pancreas to produce insulin. In the past, these medications were considered...

2012-02-28 10:31:53

University of Michigan leads study showing TAK-875 helps control blood sugar in type 2 diabetes by boosting insulin TAK-875, a new treatment for type 2 diabetes, improves blood sugar control and is equally effective as glimepiride, but has a significantly lower risk of creating a dangerous drop in blood sugar, called hypoglycemia, according to a new study. The results of the phase 2 randomized trial were published Online First Sunday in The Lancet. Type 2 diabetes is the most common...

2012-01-06 14:45:41

Drug manufacturer deviates from appropriate comparator therapy specified by the G-BA Linagliptin (trade name: Trajenta®) has been approved since August 2011 to improve blood glucose control ("glycaemic control") in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus whose elevated blood glucose levels are inadequately controlled by diet and exercise. It is an option for patients who do not tolerate or should not take the usual treatment with the drug metformin. Moreover, linagliptin can be added if...

2011-06-29 18:00:44

Clinical studies confirm linagliptin's efficacy and tolerability in combination therapy with metformin Boehringer Ingelheim and Lilly today announced Phase III study results for linagliptin*, demonstrating improved glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D) whose blood glucose is not adequately controlled on current therapy. In one long-term study over two years evaluating linagliptin or glimepiride when added to metformin, linagliptin was effective at lowering blood glucose, as...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.