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Type 2 Medication Risks

Jan 19, 2019
 

Which of the following commonly prescribed drugs to treat type 2 diabetes carries a high risk of cardiovascular events, including heart attack, stroke, heart failure, or amputation, according to a recent study?

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Answer: 1. Basal Insulin

The study, which appears in JAMA Network Open, is the first to compare how each of the six major second-line drugs impact cardiovascular outcomes in patients who have type 2 diabetes taking a second diabetes medication.

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