Letters DPP-4 inhibitors for type 2 diabetes

Prescribed with gusto despite “uncertain” benefits

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e2919 (Published 24 April 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2919
  1. Patrick Holmes, general practitioner/locality GP lead
  1. 1Darlington Clinical Commissioning Consortia, Felix House Surgery DL2 1AA, UK
  1. patrickholmes{at}nhs.net

Within two years of their entrance into the UK market, dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DDP-4) inhibitors had grabbed a 5% market share of the overall spend on commonly prescribed oral hypoglycaemic agents (data from the NHS Prescription …

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