NPC Archive Item: More on the safety of rosiglitazone

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. Monday, November 19th, 2007 Corrected Monday, March 31st 2008 FDA adds Boxed Warning for heart-related risks to anti-diabetes drug Avandia. FDA News. November 14th 2007. Accessed from http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2007/NEW01743.html on […]

NPC Archive Item: Vildagliptin launched in UK

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. Vildagliptin▼(Galvus ®), a dipeptidyl peptidase type 4 (DPP-4) inhibitor and vildagliptin/metformin▼ (Eucreas®) have recently been launched in the UK. Vildagliptin is licensed for the treatment of type 2 diabetes […]

NPC Archive Item: Intensive interventions in type 2 diabetes reduce mortality

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. Gaede P, Lund-Andersen H, Parving H-H, et al. Effect of a multifactorial intervention on mortality in type 2 diabetes. NEJM 2008:358:580–91 What is the background to this? People with […]

NPC Archive Item: Statins for all patients with diabetes?

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. Cholesterol Treatment Trialist’s Collaborators. Efficacy of cholesterol-lowering in 18,686 people with diabetes in 14 randomised trials of statins: a meta-analysis. Lancet 2008;371: 117–25 What is the background to this? […]

NPC Archive Item: Cardiovascular safety of glitazones in older people

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. Lipscombe L, Gomes T, Lévesque LE, et al. Thiazolidinediones and cardiovascular outcomes in older patients with diabetes. JAMA. 2007;298:2634-43. A large population-based study from Canada increases concerns over the […]

NPC Archive Item: NPC Podcast – 22nd November 2007

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. Fibrates in type 2 diabetes; ARBs overused?; psychiatric reactions with rimonabant; evidence for wound care products [podcast]http://www.npc.nhs.uk/podcast/NPCiPodcast_22ndNov07.mp3[/podcast] Subscribe to the NPC podcast via the iTunes store Subscribe to the […]

NPC Archive Item: Fenofibrate in type 2 diabetes – reduces need for laser eye treatment, but no effect on visual acuity (or coronary event rate or mortality)

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. Keech AC et al. Effect of fenofibrate on the need for laser treatment for diabetic retinopathy (FIELD study): a randomised controlled trial Lancet 2007, published online 6th November DOI:10.1016/S0140-6736(07)61607-9 […]