Tag: Drugs

New Cholesterol Drugs Vastly Overpriced, Study Contends

By Karen PallaritoHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Are new medicines for people with out-of-control cholesterol wildly overpriced? It’s a question that’s sparking debate among consumers and providers of care. Now, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) report that the price of these drugs — called PCSK9 inhibitors — […]

Metformin vs. Glucovance: Differences Between Diabetes Drugs

Metformin vs. Glucovance Metformin and Glucovance (glyburide/metformin) are antidiabetic medications used to treat type 2 diabetes in adults and children. Glucovance contains metoformin along with another medication, glyburide. Brand names for Metformin include Glucophage, Glucophage XR, Glumetza, Fortamet, and Riomet. Side effects of Metformin and Glucovance that are similar include nausea, vomiting, gas, diarrhea, decreased […]

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