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Pain Reliever Lowers Blood Sugar in Type 2 Diabetics, Study Says

Posted 1 Jul 2013 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, July 1 – An aspirin-like drug appears to lower blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes, according to new research. A study of the drug – the prescription pain reliever salsalate – also found it reduced inflammation associated with type 2 diabetes. But it produced unwelcome side effects that could limit its potential as a diabetes treatment. "This trial is a test of possibly the ...

Arthritis Drug May Fight Diabetes, Too

Posted 15 Mar 2010 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 15 – A generic drug widely prescribed for arthritis shows promise in treating type 2 diabetes, according to U.S. researchers. They found that salsalate – an atypical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, chemically similar to aspirin but easier on the stomach – helps control glucose levels. The finding came from a three-month clinical trial of 108 people, 18 to 75 years old, who ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: COX-2 Selective and Non-Selective Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

Posted 7 Apr 2005 by Drugs.com

After concluding that the overall risk versus benefit profile is unfavorable, FDA has requested Pfizer, Inc. to voluntarily withdraw Bextra (valdecoxib) from the market. This request is based on: * The lack of adequate data on the cardiovascular safety of long-term use of Bextra, along with the increased risk of adverse cardiovascular (CV) events in short-term coronary artery bypass surgery ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: COX-2 Selective and Non-Selective Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)

Posted 15 Jun 2005 by Drugs.com

After concluding that the overall risk versus benefit profile is unfavorable, FDA has requested Pfizer, Inc. to voluntarily withdraw Bextra (valdecoxib) from the market. This request is based on: * The lack of adequate data on the cardiovascular safety of long-term use of Bextra, along with the increased risk of adverse cardiovascular (CV) events in short-term coronary artery bypass surgery ...

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