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  • Type 2 Diabetes: A Guide to Prevention and Treatment [hide all summaries]
    (May 2014)
    The treatment options for Type 2 diabetes can be overwhelming. This article provides a comprehensive summary of our independent expert views on the best approaches for preventing and treating this common disease.
  • Diabetes Drugs Linked to Pancreas Disease [hide all summaries]
    (August 2013)
    Six recently approved diabetes drugs have been linked to an increased risk of pancreatitis and possibly pancreatic cancer.
  • A Review of the ‘Gliptin’ Diabetes Drugs [hide all summaries]
    (March 2012)
    Find out why you should not use any of the three recently-approved diabetes drugs known as "gliptins".
  • Drug Mix-Ups [hide all summaries]
    (June 2011)
    This article lists 355 drugs with names that are often confused with similar-sounding drug names. Find out what you can do to prevent getting the wrong drug.
  • Massive Misprescribing of Inappropriate Drugs to Hospitalized Elderly Patients [hide all summaries]
    (September 2008)
    A nationwide study published in spring 2008 in the Journal of Hospital Medicine showed that nearly half (49 percent) of almost 500,000 hospital patients older than 65 have been prescribed one or more of 92 drugs known to be unnecessarily unsafe for older patients. 10,000 of these patients had four or more of these inappropriate medicines prescribed during their hospitalization. Among the most common categories of adverse drug reactions these inappropriately prescribed drugs can cause are excessive sedation, abnormally low blood pressure and bleeding. We list the 92 drugs in the article and give further details about the kinds of side effects these drugs can cause.
  • Dangers of Mixing Alcohol with Certain Medications or Diseases [hide all summaries]
    (August 2008)
    The article discusses 273 drugs that can have harmful interactions with alcohol. Also reviewed are several ways in which these harmful interactions can occur: 1/ Medications Can Increase Alcohol Blood Levels 2/ Additive effects of medications and alcohol. One of the best- known drug-alcohol interactions is when alcohol, a depressant, is taken with other sedative medications, and excessive sedation or depression of respiration can occur 3/Alcohol can increase the blood levels of some medications leading to toxicity of these drugs. 4/ Alcohol also can reduce blood levels of some medications causing them to be less effective. Although some of the interactions between alcohol and medications mainly occur in people who drink heavily (three or more drinks on one occasion), many of these interactions may occur with much lower amounts of alcohol use, such as one to two drinks on an occasion. We strongly urge you to tell your physicians and other health care providers how much alcohol you are drinking so they can effectively assess the risks and advise you about the safe use of alcohol and medications.
  • Medications and the Perils of Too Little Sodium in the Blood [hide all summaries]
    (July 2008)
    Low levels of sodium in the blood are one of the most common laboratory abnormalities and the consequences range from mild and non-specific to life-threatening. The article discusses the symptoms of low blood sodium and lists 53 prescription drugs that can cause it. We urge that both patients and health professionals be alert for symptoms that may signal the onset of hyponatremia if the patient is predisposed to this disorder as a result of their drug therapy or diseases.
  • Update: Diabetes Drug JANUVIA (Sitagliptin) [hide all summaries]
    (July 2008)
    An increasing body of evidence documents both the risks and lack of evidence of clinical benefits associated with sitagliptin, and several reviews have cautioned against its use.
  • Sitagliptin (JANUVIA) for Type-2 Diabetes [hide all summaries]
    (June 2007)
    Worst Pills, Best Pills reviews side effects and long-term effects of type-2 diabetes drug sitagliptin (JANUVIA) in this article.
  • The Same Old Sad Story - Inappropriate Prescribing to the Elderly [hide all summaries]
    (February 2002)
    “Inappropriate medication use is a major patient safety concern, especially for the elderly population.” This is the first sentence of a study published in the December 12, 2001 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. The majority of the 33 drugs in this study have been on the market for years........

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