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Letter from the Editor, #797

Sep 4, 2015

DPP4-Inhibitors have been on the market for seven years and, in that time, over 1 million patients have used the drug. Out of those patients, 33 reported severe joint pain. Now the FDA has published a warning, which will possibly cause prescribers and patients to discontinue using the drug. Although calling attention to this may be important, one has to wonder — if we simply took a million random people, how many of them would have severe joint pain?

We are starting to see an increase in the use of genomic testing for medication selection and now there even seems to be a way to test genomes to see if a pre-diabetes patient will develop diabetes. Check out item 8 to see how it all works.




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Dave Joffe, Editor-in-chief