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Apidra Now on Pharmacy Shelves
Apidra Now on Pharmacy Shelves

On February 28, 2006, sanofi-aventis announced that its fast-acting Apidra (insulin glulisine [rDNA origin] injection) is now available by prescription in the United States. Apidra was granted FDA approval in April 2004.

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Actos Alone or Combined With Oral Meds Improves Your Patient’s BGs and Lipids

New Zealand researchers say that in clinical trials of people with type 2 diabetes, Actos as stand-alone therapy or in combination with metformin, repaglinide, insulin or a sulphonylurea induced “both long- and short-term improvements in [blood glucose] control and serum lipid profiles.”

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Is Mail Order the Right Option for You?
Is Mail Order the Right Option for You?

When it’s time to restock your diabetes medications and supplies, have you ever wished that you didn’t have to make that trip to the pharmacy? Wouldn’t you like to avoid the lines, the traffic or parking hassles, and having to find your prescription for the refill?

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Is Pargluva On the Ropes?

It was the belle of the ball at last summer’s ADA Scientific Sessions in San Diego. Now it appears that muraglitazar (Pargluva) is clinging to life after a scathing report recently published by the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Ordering Infusion Supplies Online
Ordering Infusion Supplies Online

Many pump manufacturers have online stores where you can order and pay for your infusion supplies. In addition to manufacturer Web sites, services are offered by Advantage Rx, CCS Medical, Fifty 50 Pharmacy, Focus Pharmacy, Logimedix and National Diabetic Pharmacy. In Canada, supplies can be obtained from AutoControl Medical.

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Actos (pioglitazone HCl) is an oral agent for type 2 diabetes belonging to the thiazolidinedione (TZD) class of drugs. TZDs help lower insulin resistance, a core dysfunction in people with type 2. They act by helping the body use its available amounts of insulin more effectively. Actos is known as an “insulin sensitizer” because it directly targets insulin resistance, a condition in which the body cannot use the insulin it produces efficiently.

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Actos May Improve Heart Safety in Type 2s

Actos, an insulin sensitizer in the glitazone class of type 2 oral diabetes medications, was found to reduce carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT) as well as insulin resistance in a German study.

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Byetta Now Available for Type 2s

“People who are no longer successful on oral agents can now add Byetta [exenatide] instead of insulin,” says Anne Peters, MD, director of the USC Clinical Diabetes Programs.

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Prescriptions By Mail
Prescriptions By Mail

Convenience! No insurance or Medicare claims! No paperwork! These are just some of the reasons that many people with diabetes order their medications and supplies through the mail instead of picking them up at the pharmacy.

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Diabetes Educator of the Month: Susan B. Sloane, BS, Rph, CDE
Diabetes Educator of the Month: Susan B. Sloane, BS, Rph, CDE

Susan B. Sloane, BS, Rph,CDE, has been a registered pharmacist for more than 20 years and a certified diabetes educator for 15 years.

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