Diabetes drug to help treat TB
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A drug widely used to treat type-2 diabetes, metformin, will now be prescribed with a cocktail of antibiotics for patients with tuberculosis as part of the clinical study in select cities by the end of the year, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) director Soumya Swaminathan has said.

Research suggests that metformin, which controls glucose levels, works as a protective agent against TB regardless of whether someone has diabetes or not.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/diabetes-drug-to-help-treat-tb/articleshow/57612128.cms
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