Israel's Health Ministry to Study Link Between Diabetes Drugs and Pancreatic Inflammation

Move comes in light of six cases of diabetics treated with drug Victoza who developed pancreatic cancer.

The Health Ministry has asked doctors to pay attention to a possible connection between new drugs for treating diabetes - called incretin mimetics - and pancreatitis, an inflammatory disease of the pancreas. The ministry asked doctors to report on such side effects from using the drugs.