Incretin link to pancreatitis questioned

Fears that the newer generation diabetes drugs may cause pancreatitis may be unfounded according to the results of a new meta-analysis in the BMJ.

The systematic review and analysis of over 55 randomised trials, three retrospective cohort studies and one case controlled study found “no evidence to suggest an increased risk of pancreatitis associated with the use of incretins in type 2 diabetes patients”.

However one case controlled study involving 1269 patients found an increased risk of admission for pancreatitis in

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