Diabetes drugs linked to pancreatic cancer- Older drug the best

Posted by Sarah Showard | Feb 01, 2012 | 0 Comments

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Newer isn't always better.  A new study links the drug metformin, prescribed for diabetes, to fewer cases of pancreatic cancer, at least in women, but finds other diabetes medications are associated with a higher risk of the disease. According to Dr. Peter Butler, a diabetes researcher at UCLA  “the oldest drug we have for diabetes, metformin, is undoubtedly the best drug we have for diabetes.“

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Sarah Showard graduated from the University of Maryland in 1985, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English-Linguistics and a Certification in Womens Studies. She then graduated from New York University School of Law in 1988. Sarah began practice initially as an insurance defense attorne...


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