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 […]

NPC Archive Item: Vildagliptin launch delayed

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. The European launch of vildagliptin (Glavus®) has been delayed by a safety update according to PharmaTimes. Pooled safety data shows more frequent liver enzyme elevations with the 100mg once daily […]