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17 Feb 2019
In patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D), sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor monotherapy, particularly canagliflozin, exerts greater effects on weight compared with metformin and dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitors or gliptins, according to the results of a meta-analysis.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 20 Mar 2018

Individuals with type 2 diabetes (T2D) who initiate therapy with sodium glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors have lower risks of all-cause death and cardiovascular (CV) outcomes, specifically myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke, compared with those who initiate other glucose-lowering therapies, according to results from the CVD-REAL* 2 study.

20 Feb 2019
A recent study has shown that compounded topical pain creams are only as effective as placebo creams in the treatment of localized chronic pain. Their costs are also higher compared with approved compounds, which should discourage routine use.
Pearl Toh, 24 Jul 2018
SGLT-2* inhibitors and GLP-1** agonists were associated with better survival compared with DPP-4*** inhibitors or control (placebo or no treatment) in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) who were inadequately controlled on metformin, according to a large network meta-analysis of 236 randomized trials.

Tapinarof proven safe, effective for psoriasis in phase II trial

11 Mar 2019
From the survey conducted, it is found that more than 80% of patients with psoriasis have experienced discrimination or humiliation across the world.

A phase II study has shown the efficacy and safety of tapinarof cream in adult patients with psoriasis.

The investigators assessed the safety and efficacy of tapinarof in a new cream formulation at two concentrations and with two application frequencies in this double-blind, vehicle-controlled, randomized, six-arm trial. Participants included adults with psoriasis with body surface involvement ≥1 percent and ≤15 percent and Physician Global Assessment (PGA) score ≥2 at baseline.

PGA of 0 or 1 at week 12 and a 2-grade improvement from baseline were the primary endpoints. Further analyses included assessment of ≥75-percent improvement of Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) and mean percent change in PASI and body surface area involvement.

Patients in the tapinarof groups had statistically significantly higher (at a 0.05 significance level) treatment success, defined by PGA 0 or 1 and a 2-grade improvement at week 12 (65 percent [1% twice daily], 56 percent [1% once daily], 46 percent [0.5% twice daily] and 36 percent [0.5% once daily]) than those in the vehicle groups (11 percent [twice daily] and 5 percent [once daily]).

Treatment success was maintained for 4 weeks post-treatment.

However, patients treated with tapinarof (85/152; 56 percent) were more likely to experience treatment-emergent adverse events (TEAEs) than those in the vehicle group (19/75; 25 percent). TEAEs were mild-to-moderate in intensity. Moreover, severe TEAEs were reported in all tapinarof groups except the 0.5% once-daily group.

Large confirmation trials are warranted, according to the investigators.

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17 Feb 2019
In patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D), sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor monotherapy, particularly canagliflozin, exerts greater effects on weight compared with metformin and dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitors or gliptins, according to the results of a meta-analysis.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 20 Mar 2018

Individuals with type 2 diabetes (T2D) who initiate therapy with sodium glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors have lower risks of all-cause death and cardiovascular (CV) outcomes, specifically myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke, compared with those who initiate other glucose-lowering therapies, according to results from the CVD-REAL* 2 study.

20 Feb 2019
A recent study has shown that compounded topical pain creams are only as effective as placebo creams in the treatment of localized chronic pain. Their costs are also higher compared with approved compounds, which should discourage routine use.
Pearl Toh, 24 Jul 2018
SGLT-2* inhibitors and GLP-1** agonists were associated with better survival compared with DPP-4*** inhibitors or control (placebo or no treatment) in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) who were inadequately controlled on metformin, according to a large network meta-analysis of 236 randomized trials.