Diabetes drug approved for Scots patients

patients in Scotland with Type 2 diabetes will now have access to a drug already available in England and Wales.

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Studies showed Forxiga (dapagliflozin) helped patients avoid the weight gain associated with insulin use.

The drug has now been approved for patients by the Scottish Medicines Consortium.

Dr David McGrane, consultant physician in diabetes and endocrinology at the Southern General Hospital, Glasgow, said: "Adding dapagliflozin to their insulin regime could help them achieve their blood sugar targets, while also providing a secondary benefit of weight loss."

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