The EU's drug committee also gave the go-ahead for a new combo pill that melds the diabetes remedy Actos with old blood-sugar standby metformin. This thumbs-up follows a spate of good news for Actos, including a new study unveiled Wednesday that showed it controlled blood sugar and lipid levels better than Avandia did. Another study, presented at the same meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, showed that Actos cut heart attack risk by 38 percent.
- check out this EMEA release on the Actos combo drug
- and this release on the Actos studies
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