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First Nonprescription Diet Drug Alli Wins U.S. Approval
Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2007
At least 6 million Americans expected to buy Alli at a cost of 2 dollars a day, beginning this summer. For those that don’t reduce their fat intake while taking Alli, will be in for a surprise.

Avandia May Increase Risk for Hip and Other Fractures
Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Patients taking the diabetes drug Avandia may have a higher risk of hip and other fractures because the medicine decreases bone formation, according to new research by doctors in New Zealand.

Benefits of Chromium Picolinate In Diabetes Management
Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2007
In a peer-reviewed analysis, it was shown that chromium picolinate has a positive effect in improving glycemic control and lipids in Type 2 diabetes.

MannKind Corporation Will Submit for FDA Approval for It’s SUPRA Inhaled Insulin
Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2007
It has been described by Jay Skyler, a leading diabetologist, as the first in a new class of diabetic therapies, "Supra-Rapid Acting Insulin’s", that can change the way diabetes is treated.

Antidepressants Boost Insulin Sensitivity
Posted: Friday, February 02, 2007
Certain non-diabetic patients with major depressive disorder show improved insulin sensitivity following treatment with amitriptyline or paroxetine.

250,000 Cases Per Year of New-Onset Diabetes Completely Preventable
Posted: Friday, February 02, 2007
Study Finds Which BP Meds Can Cause and Prevent Diabetes -Patients on thiazide diuretics and beta blockers, will cause 250 000 cases of new-onset diabetes, accounting for about a quarter of the new cases of diabetes occurring every year in the US.



Old Cholesterol Remedy Makes a Comeback
Posted: Friday, February 02, 2007
Studies show that adding niacin to a statin can raise HDL’s as much as 35% and reduce triglycerides by 50% and reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke by 70 percent.

New BP Combo Coming to Market
Posted: Friday, February 02, 2007
Clinical trials demonstrated that Exforge helped 9 out of 10 patients to reach their blood pressure goal.

Bile Acid-Binding Resin Treats Diabetes
Posted: Friday, February 02, 2007
Colestimide, a resin that binds and eliminates bile acids, seems to be an effective treatment for obesity and type 2 diabetes -- according to a new report.

Clinical Trials of Polypills for CVD Begin
Posted: Thursday, January 25, 2007
Polypill will contain aspirin, lisinopril, simvastatin, and atenolol, and will cost 2 dollars a month.

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