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Cigarette smoking potentiates effects of clopidogrel in diabetics

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Cigarette smoking enhanced the effects of clopidogrel in a study of diabetics with coronary artery disease. Accordingly, smokers were less likely to experience high on-treatment platelet reactivity (HPR), the researchers reported in the March issue of JACC: Cardiovascular...

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Oral bisphosphonates linked to ocular side effects

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A Canadian study confirms an increased risk of uveitis and scleritis in first-time users of oral bisphosphonates. “Patients taking bisphosphonates must be familiar with the signs and symptoms of these conditions, so that they can immediately seek assessment by an...

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Once-daily lixisenatide effective as monotherapy for DM2

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The investigational GLP-1 receptor antagonist lixisenatide significantly reduces postprandial glucose excursions and HbA1c in patients with type 2 diabetes who have not been treated with any other glucose-lowering agent, researchers report in Diabetes Care online March...