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Blog Posts in June, 2013

  • Popular Diabetes Drugs May Increase Risk For Pancreatic Cancer

    A recent investigation led by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and UK's Channel 4 Dispatches raises concerns about the safety of several popular drugs used to treat type-2 diabetes. In particular, the investigation uncovered evidence that exenatide (marketed in the US as Byetta and Bydureon) and liraglutide (marketed in the US as Victoza) might increase the risk for pancreatic cancer and other ...
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  • Study Shows Complications Caused by Medical Devices Are Relatively Common in Children Receiving Tertiary Care

    A recent study published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine (abstract at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jhm.2058/abstract ) shows that complications caused by medical devices are relatively common in children receiving treatment in tertiary care children's hospitals. According to the study, vascular access and nervous system devices are the most prevalent types of devices associated ...
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