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Drug prolongs IPF life expectancy: StudyTwo recent studies demonstrate that pirfenidone (Esbriet, Genentech) prolongs life expectancy by 2.47 years for IPF patients and that Esbriet and nintedanib (Ofev, Boehringer Ingelheim) reduce the decline in lung function.
New therapies show promise in treating diabetes
New therapies show promise in treating diabetesNew updates in insulin products, as well as non-pharma therapies are on the horizon for diabetes.
Popular asthma inhaler now expanded to kidsA leading asthma inhaler will now be available to additional younger asthma patients, after FDA approved Spiriva Respimat (Boehringer Ingelheim) for the long-term, once-daily maintenance treatment of asthma in people age 6 and older.
Fasting regimens may be key in treating type 2 diabetesFasting regimens have gained popularity as a technique for reducing weight and obesity. This strategy may improve insulin sensitivity in patients with insulin resistance and diabetes.
New diabetes combo drug available soonA new combination drug for type 2 diabetes will available in the US in the coming months.
New drug indication could net more than $1 billionFDA’s approval of a new indication for empagliflozin (Jardiance, Eli Lilly and Boehringer Ingelheim) could net the pharmaceutical manufacturers more than $1 billion.
New diabetes drug enters competitive marketIn a major new entry in the diabetes market, FDA just approved linagliptin and metformin hydrochloride extended-release tablets (Jentadueto XR, Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company) to treat type 2 diabetes.
FDA approves new indication for GilotrifFDA recently approved a new indication for afatinib (Gilotrif, Boehringer Ingelheim) for patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the lung. The once-daily tablets are now indicated for the treatment of patients with the lung cancer, whose disease has progressed after treatment with platinum-based chemotherapy. Here are the top 6 facts to know about Gilotrif.
Major diabetes drug cuts heart attack riskNew data from Novo Nordisk will help its Victoza (liraglutide) for type 2 diabetes better compete against Eli Lilly and Boehringer Ingelheim’s Jardiance (empagliflozin). Victoza significantly reduced the combined incidence of heart attack, stroke and cardiovascular death in high-risk Type 2 diabetes patients, according to Novo Nordisk
IPF drug to be tested with add-on therapyBoehringer Ingelheim recently began a clinical trial to assess the safety and tolerability of adding on pirfenidone to Ofev (nintedanib) for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients.