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New diabetes drug may raise risk of pancreatitis
New diabetes drug may raise risk of pancreatitis

(February 25, 2013 - Insidermedicine) From Baltimore – People taking a new diabetes drug are at significantly increased risk of pancreatitis, according to research published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers compared over 1,200 type 2 diabetics to nearly 1,300 matched controls, controlling for risk factors for pancreatitis. They found diabetic patients taking the new class of drugs—glucagon-like peptide-1-based therapies (GLP-1)—were 2x more likely to be hospitalized with pancreatitis within 60 days of first taking the drug.

 
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