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Type 2 diabetes treatment pathways in New Zealand

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Tuesday 24 August 2021

A nationwide study by a medical student, Joyce Guo, and researchers from the Pharmacoepidemiology Research Network has found that real-world type 2 diabetes treatment patterns are complex and not always consistent with guidelines.

Dual treatment increases risk of heart attack – study

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Friday 13 August 2021

People using two different inhalers for common chronic lung diseases are more than 50 per cent more likely to have a heart attack than those on just one, new University of Otago-led research reveals.

Long-acting bronchodilator use by patients with chronic lung disease and risk of acute coronary syndrome in real-world clinical practice

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Wednesday 27 January 2021

The use of two long-acting bronchodilator inhalers to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) symptoms is associated with a higher risk of acute coronary syndrome (ACS, heart attack or unstable angina) than the use of just one long-acting bronchodilator according to recently published research by investigators from the Pharmacoepidemiology Research Network at the University of Otago.