Medicine: Hope for Diabetics

The nation's 1,000,000 or more diabetics, often disappointed in their hopes for a pill to free them from insulin injections, heard good news last week. Doctors in 50 medical centers are trying out two drugs developed in Germany, and first reports are that they may succeed in regulating the blood sugar in about 80% of diabetes victims—mostly adults with a relatively mild and stable form of the disease.

The Upjohn Co., which is making one of the drugs under the name Orinase, circularized 200,000 U.S. doctors with a double warning: 1) it is too early to be sure how effective the pills...

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