ADA 2017: Oral Agents Under Review

June 12, 2017
Kenneth J. Bender, PharmD, MA
Kenneth J. Bender, PharmD, MA

When to start screening for B12 deficiency in your diabetes patients taking metformin? We review a dose-response diet study plus 2 others on oral drugs.

During the general poster sessions at the American Diabetes Association (ADA) 77th Scientific Sessions, several of the work-horse oral antihyperglycemic agents were highlighted in studies that looked at B12 deficiency with metformin therapy; adherence with different glimepiride regimens as assessed by an electronic monitoring system; and, the efficacy of a fixed-dose combination vs that of the individual components.