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28 May: Your Ultimate Guide to Januvia

In 2017, Americans spent $327 billion on diagnosed diabetes. They also spent $237 billion on their medical needs. With millions of diabetes patients in the US, there are a variety of medications available for patients. The standard drugs available in the US include Acarbose, Dapagliflozin, Glimepiride, Bromocriptine mesylate and others. In addition to these, there is a prescription medication known as Januvia, which can treat type 2 diabetes. In this post, we’re going to cover more about this diabetes medication. Keep on reading to learn more. What is Januvia? Also known as Sitagliptin, this is a prescription medicine that patients use together with physical activity and diet to lower blood sugar in type 2 diabetes. Patients with type 1 diabetes…

17 Nov: Is Januvia worth the price?

The Type 2 diabetes drug Januvia (sitagliptin) has become a source of controversy after the drug’s maker, Merck, funded a letter to doctors by CVS Caremark, the pharmacy benefits manager, urging the physicians to add the drug to specific patients’ treatment regimens. Januvia costs as much as 10 times the price of older diabetes drugs such as metformin and glipizide xl. (Note: Januvia purchased from a Canadian pharmacy costs about half as much as from a U.S. pharmacy — though it is still significantly more expensive than metformin and glipizide.) Beyond the apparent conflict of interest in CVS Caremark’s letter, the question most important to patients is whether Januvia’s superiority over older, cheaper diabetes drugs makes it worth the additional…