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Study links statins with more aggressive diabetes progression

Patients with diabetes who used statins experienced less control of their diabetes than patients who did not take statins, suggests a new retrospective study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Liver injury from acetaminophen at low doses linked to fasting, heavy drinking

Acetaminophen is commonly used to treat minor aches and pains; however, patients have been cautioned about liver injury associated with overuse. Because of the extensive use of this medication, Louvet and colleagues at Hôpital Huriez and the Université de Lille (France) performed an evaluation of acute liver injury (ALI) associated with therapeutic doses (less than 6 g/d) of acetaminophen versus overdose levels.