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For This Popular Diabetes Drug, a 'Surprisingly High' Risk

Study: Offspring of men who filled metformin Rx during sperm development see risk of rare genital defects

(Newser) - One of the most widely prescribed diabetes drugs has been linked to an increased risk of birth defects in the offspring of men who filled a prescription for it shortly before conception, according to new research. "When I saw the paper ... I thought: 'Yup, this is gonna go...

Diabetes Medicine Pulled Over Carcinogen Concerns

Sun's Riomet ER is the ninth brand recalled since May

(Newser) - The Food and Drug Administration has posted the voluntary recall of another metformin—the ninth brand pulled since May. Riomet ER, a Type 2 diabetes medicine marketed by Sun Pharmaceutical, was found in tests to contain too much N-nitrosodimethylamine, a carcinogen, the Miami Herald reports. The recall applies to Lot...

Study to Give Fetuses Anti-Obesity Drugs

A hundred obese, pregnant women sign up for trial

(Newser) - Is in utero too soon to start taking anti-obesity drugs? A group of scientists are putting that question to the test; they’re giving a hundred obese pregnant women the diabetes drug Metformin. It won't help the moms lose weight, but it should limit the amount of sugar they...

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