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Warfarin no better than aspirin in patients with heart failure

mdCurrent Conference Report: International Stroke Conference Warfarin did not reduce the rate of the combined endpoint of death, ischemic stroke, or intracerebral hemorrhage compared with aspirin, according to a Late Breaking Clinical Trial presented at the 2012 International Stroke Conference. Both warfarin and aspirin are used in this clinical setting,… 

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Not all oral type 2 diabetes medications are created equally; advice for starting monotherapy

While all of the oral medications approved to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) effectively lower blood glucose, each medication’s effects on other clinical events vary. The costs of these drugs also vary. A recent study of 254,973 T2DM patients who were newly initiated on oral hypoglycemic monotherapy examined prescribing… 

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