Concern over type 2 prescribing habits

Diabetes patients are often inappropriately prescribed hypoglycaemic medications, according to a study of data from GP software.

Melbourne researchers analysed prescribing data from more than 105,000 patients in 500 general practices.

Among 10,000 patients with evidence of renal impairment, more than half were prescribed one or more inappropriate medications based on their eGFR.

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