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Thursday, June 20, 2013
"Comparative Effectiveness Research in Osteoporosis: Bones of Contention"
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UI Hospital and Clinics begins recruitment for long-term study of diabetes drug efficacy
University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics is recruiting volunteers to participate in a study to compare the long-term benefits and risks of four widely used diabetes drugs in combination with metformin, the most common first-line medication for treating type 2 diabetes. Beginning recruitment in June, the project is called the Glycemia Reduction Approaches in Diabetes: A Comparative Effectiveness (GRADE) Study.
If metformin is not enough to help manage type 2 diabetes, a person’s doctor may add one of several other drugs to lower glucose (blood sugar). But while short-term studies have shown the efficacy of different drugs when used with metformin, there have been no long-term studies of which combination works best and has fewer side effects.