The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recently held a series of webinars to help clinicians in “Achieving and Outperforming Type 2 Diabetes HEDIS Measures.“ There were a lot of elements that needed to fall into place to make that happen and our Pharm D candidate, Daniel Schultz, listened in and has prepared a summary of what was discussed.
There has been a lot in the news lately about the adverse effects of diabetes medications and often times what was a minor complication becomes a rallying cry for the demise of a drug. This week’s Item #7, Exenatide Reduced Heart Failure Risk by 50 Percent in Type 2’s, brings some positive news as a new retrospective analysis of over 750,000 patients using diabetes medications showed the ability of one medication, the GLP-1 agonist exenatide, to reduce heart failure risk by up to 50%.
If you want to learn even more about GLP-1 agonists, just go to our home page at www.DiabetesInControl.com, and then click on our new Therapy Series drop-down menu to access each complete issue of the series so far.
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