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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

People often learn of prescription drug safety issues by searching the internet long before public announcements are made.

Researchers analyzed 82-million medical related web searches specifically tracking inquiries about two drugs that cause high blood sugar when taken together.

They found people who looked up both drugs before official warnings were issued were almost twice as likely to search for terms associated with high blood sugar as those who looked up one of the drugs.

Results were similar for other drug pairs associated with high blood sugar.

-Study published in 'British Medical Journal'

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