HUGE generic drug approval bulletin today. If you have a family member or other loved who suffers from Type 2 diabetes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic versions of the very popular Actos (pioglitazone HCI) which helps control blood sugar levels in adults with Type 2 diabetes.
According to the American Diabetes Association, Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. Millions of Americans have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and many more are unaware they are at high risk. In type 2 diabetes, either the body does not produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin. Insulin is necessary for the body to be able to use glucose for energy. When you eat food, the body breaks down all of the sugars and starches into glucose, which is the basic fuel for the cells in the body. Insulin takes the sugar from the blood into the cells. When glucose builds up in the
Considering a thirty-day supply of brand-name Lexapro is currently running over $300, this could easily be a huge savings for many diabetes patients, so anyone with a family member or loved one on Actos should ask their doctor if they are an appropriate candidate for the generic version of Actos.
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