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“New” Drug for Diabetes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration a few days ago announced its approval of Juvisync for treatment of type 2 diabetes.  It’s just a combination of sitagliptin and simvastatin, drugs that have been on the market for years.  Simvastatin isn’t a diabetes control drug at all; it’s a cholesterol-lowering drug in the statin class.

Better living through chemistry

I often see patients with potential drug side effects.  If they’re taking six drugs, the culprit is usually only one of the drugs.  So I tell the patient to put that one drug on hold and see what happens.  Combination drugs interfere with that strategy, so I tend to avoid them. 

Steve Parker, M.D.


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