Two thirds of obese patients with type 2 diabetes who had a gastric bypass did not need any diabetes drugs three years after their operation, a US study published in JAMA Surgery has shown. The research also found that a third of patients who had less invasive gastric banding showed remission of their diabetes.
From 1 July 2015, new EU rules will require on-line pharmacies to display a common logo to ensure the authenticity of the medicines they sell, to help protect patients from the possible harmful effects of falsified medicines.
Falsified medicines are fake medicines that pass themselves off as real, authorised medicine and which might contain ingredients which are of bad quality or in the wrong dose and, as such, are a major threat to public health
Liraglutide significantly reduces body weight and improves metabolic control in people who are obese or overweight and have dyslipidaemia or hypertension, a randomised trial reported in the New England Journal of Medicine has shown.