Category Archives: Legal-Health

Metformin: Benefits and Harms

  Of all the diabetes drugs available in the U.S. market, metformin is considered the most beneficial yet the least harmful. On February 6, 2012, the American College of Physicians (ACP) released a new clinical guideline for the management of diabetes advising physicians to use metformin as monotherapy to treat type 2 diabetes when lifestyle…
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Prescription Drug Dependence: Implication and Cost

  While prescription drug is meant to remedy acute and chronic diseases, it is not intended as a replacement for healthy living. For the majority of Americans, however, the replacement stance is becoming the rule. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Americans spent $234 billion for prescription drugs in 2008. The…
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Surprise: Actos Bladder Cancer Risk Is Up to 83 Percent

  Actos (pioglitazone) is not yet done making surprises. The British Medical Journal (BMJ) published a study on May 31, 2012 showing an Actos bladder cancer link with number double than hitherto believed: a whopping 83 percent. According to BMJ study, Actos intake of more than two years doubles the risk of bladder cancer, and…
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TZDs: Dangerous Diabetes Medications

  The launch of new type 2 diabetes drugs is understandable. Aside from being the seventh topmost cause of death in the country, diabetes is also an impetus to other deadly diseases like heart disease and stroke and kidney failure. A growing number of Americans are also believed to have the disease. From 1980 to…
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Diabetes Drugs and Their Dangerous Side Effects

  Losing weight and maintaining a balanced diet are still the safest ways to combat the complications of type 2 diabetes. For those, however, who have uncontrolled blood sugar level, diabetes drugs are the next choice. Bad news is, some of these drugs have side effects, which could be worse than the complications of type…
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