Diabetes patients who received heart medications via mail-order were less likely to visit emergency rooms than those who received their prescriptions in person, according to a study in the American Journal of Managed Care.
Insulin pumps control blood sugar in children with diabetes better than insulin injections, according to a new study.
Telmisartan and valsartan, used to reduce blood pressure in people with diabetes, are associated with a lower risk of hospitalization for heart attack, stroke, or heart failure, according to a study published on the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
Express Scripts report forecasts sharp increase in spending on specialty drugs.
Collaboration produced better outcomes without use of additional meds
Medicaid coverage was linked to “substantially reduced” depression and the increased diagnosis of diabetes and the use of diabetes medication among low-income adults. At the same time, Medicaid coverage had no detectable effect on the prevalence of diabetes, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure, according to the study published in the May 2 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.
Diabetes drug canagliflozin (Invokana, Janssen Pharmaceuticals) is the first drug approved by the FDA in a new class known as sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors.