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Preventing cardiovascular events with empagliflozin: at what cost?

Naci, Huseyin, Basu, Sanjay and Yudkin, John S (2015) Preventing cardiovascular events with empagliflozin: at what cost? The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, 3 (12). p. 931. ISSN 2213-8587

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Identification Number: 10.1016/S2213-8587(15)00439-8


The EMPA-REG OUTCOME study,1 as the first randomised trial to show that a glucose-lowering intervention was associated with reduced cardiovascular events,2 raises important questions for policy makers. Chief among these questions is whether the detected effect size produces a cost-effective risk reduction from the studied pharmacological approach. The study has undoubtedly brought good news for the trial funders: analysts predict that its findings will propel empagliflozin ahead of other glucose-lowering drugs in sales.

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Additional Information: © 2015 Elsevier Ltd
Divisions: LSE Health
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2016 17:01
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 02:06

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