Tag: "Victoza"

Don’t Use Victoza To Prevent Diabetes

| March 22, 2017 | Comments (0)

Between normal blood sugar readings and those that will get you a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, there is something of a grey area. It is called prediabetes – and, as I pointed out here, it’s one of those conditions that has primarily been invented to sell more diabetes drugs. In a new, placebo-controlled study, […]

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Type 2 Diabetes Drug Just Makes Matters Worse

| March 8, 2016 | Comments (0)

A group of drugs called incretin mimetics (also known as GLP-1 agonists), which are given by injection, are commonly prescribed for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. They stimulate the glucose response of the pancreatic beta-cells to make them secrete more insulin. But, as I explain here, here and here, they may also increase the […]

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Why Trulicity Could Be A Truly Dreadful Diabetes Drug

| November 27, 2014 | Comments (59)

This is certainly turning out to be a bumper year for new diabetes drugs, which seem to be getting approved at an unprecedented rate.  The latest one is called Trulicity, a once-a-week injection from Eli Lilly and Co, which has been fast-tracked onto both the American and European markets, despite serious concerns over its safety. […]

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