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Metformin is the active ingredient in a drug used to treat diabetes mellitus (a condition in which the body cannot control the level of sugar in the blood). It is also being studied in the treatment of cancer. It decreases the amount of glucose (a type of sugar) released into the bloodstream from the liver and increases the body’s use of the glucose. Metformin is a type of antidiabetic agent.
Climbing cost of decades-old drugs threatens to break Medicaid bank

Climbing cost of decades-old drugs threatens to break Medicaid bank

Majority of primary care providers could not recognize all risk factors for prediabetes, survey finds

Majority of primary care providers could not recognize all risk factors for prediabetes, survey finds

Study identifies potential treatment for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Study identifies potential treatment for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Gelesis reports completion of treatment for last patient in pivotal GLOW study

Gelesis reports completion of treatment for last patient in pivotal GLOW study

SLU scientists receive grant to investigate link between diabetes drug and dementia risk

SLU scientists receive grant to investigate link between diabetes drug and dementia risk

Review highlights effective treatment options for managing patients with T2D and osteoporosis

Review highlights effective treatment options for managing patients with T2D and osteoporosis

Broccoli may help type 2 diabetes patients manage their blood sugar, study finds

Broccoli may help type 2 diabetes patients manage their blood sugar, study finds

Finger-stick blood test may not help diabetes patients who do not use insulin, study shows

Finger-stick blood test may not help diabetes patients who do not use insulin, study shows

Former pharma reps’ new mission: To school docs on high drug costs

Former pharma reps’ new mission: To school docs on high drug costs

Scientists locate crucial off-switch for central cell control

Scientists locate crucial off-switch for central cell control

Study reveals key role of gut microbiota in treatment with classic diabetes medication

Study reveals key role of gut microbiota in treatment with classic diabetes medication

Research paves way for safer and more effective drugs to treat type 2 diabetes

Research paves way for safer and more effective drugs to treat type 2 diabetes

Diabetes medication could potentially help treat symptoms of Fragile X syndrome

Diabetes medication could potentially help treat symptoms of Fragile X syndrome

Infiniti Research expects rapid growth in global wearable patch market

Infiniti Research expects rapid growth in global wearable patch market

Article highlights link between diabetes and depression as likely cause for increased self-harm rates

Article highlights link between diabetes and depression as likely cause for increased self-harm rates

Short-term fasting during chemotherapy may counteract side effects of common cancer drugs

Short-term fasting during chemotherapy may counteract side effects of common cancer drugs

Unique metabolic ‘signature’ in urine may help predict development of diabetes in obese teenagers

Unique metabolic ‘signature’ in urine may help predict development of diabetes in obese teenagers

Treating PCOS in adolescent girls may help prevent future subfertility, research suggests

Treating PCOS in adolescent girls may help prevent future subfertility, research suggests

New discovery opens new therapeutic opportunities for treatment of cancer and tissue fibrosis

New discovery opens new therapeutic opportunities for treatment of cancer and tissue fibrosis

Type 2 diabetes can be reversed with intensive medical treatment, study shows

Type 2 diabetes can be reversed with intensive medical treatment, study shows