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Diabetes Drug Manufacturers Can’t Prove Real Benefit


by: Michelle Simmons

Manufacturers of


drugs could not prove any real additional benefit of sitagliptin to individuals with diabetes, according to a report by the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG). The IQWiG reevaluated the effects of the diabetes drug known as sitagliptin compared to the appropriate comparator therapies for diabetic people.

Drugs Used to Treat Bipolar Kids Cause Rapid Weight Gain

TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2009 (Health.com) — Schizophrenia drugs, increasingly prescribed to children with bipolar disorder and other conditions, can cause youngsters to experience rapid weight gain, according to a new study.

Christoph U. Correll, MD, of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in the Bronx, N.Y., and his colleagues found that children and adolescents who take the drugs, known as atypical antipsychotics, gain an average of 10 to 19 pounds in the first few months, depending on which drug they are prescribed.

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