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Are Incretin-Based Drugs Associated With Increased Risk of Heart Failure


Objective: To determine whether the use of incretin-based drugs as compared to oral anti-diabetic drugs is associated with increased risk for heart failure. Methods: The investigators used health care data from databases in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. For each site, they established a base cohort that included patients with a first-ever prescription of a non-insulin anti-diabetic drug. From this base cohort, a study cohort was assembled that included patients more...
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