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NICE should speak up on rosiglitazone

I am very pleased with the new drug guidelines from NICE ('Gliptins given key diabetes role',

The institute is to be congratulated in devising an algorithm for health professionals in treatment of type 2 diabetes, with recommendations for both glitazones and gliptins second-line where there are concerns regarding hypoglycaemia.

It is a shame, however, that NICE was unable to give a clear lead on the continuing controversy of cardiovascular safety of rosiglitazone, which is tarnishing the image of the glitazones as a class.

From Professor Anthony Barnett, professor of medicine and honorary consultant physician at the University of Birmingham

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