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.
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.
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
FDA approves Synjardy for type 2 diabetesFDA has approved empagliflozin and metformin hydrochloride (Synjardy, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company) tablets for the treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes.
SGLT2 inhibitors for diabetes may cause ketoacidosis, FDA warnsThe FDA is warning that the type 2 diabetes medicines canagliflozin, dapagliflozin, and empagliflozin may lead to ketoacidosis, a serious condition where the body produces high levels of blood acids called ketones that may require hospitalization.
FDA should pull diabetes drug ads, group saysConsumer advocacy group Public Citizen said this week that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must stop direct-to-consumer advertisements that market several “dangerous” diabetes medications for weight loss or blood pressure reduction.
FDA approves combined drug to improve glycemic control in diabetes patientsThe first-in-class combined medication for improving glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes has been approved by FDA.
FDA approves empagliflozin tablets for type 2 diabetesFDA approved empagliflozin (Jardiance, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly and Company) tablets as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control, or blood glucose levels, in adults with type 2 diabetes. Jardiance is not for people with type 1 diabetes or for people with diabetic ketoacidosis (increased ketones in the blood or urine).
ADA: Empagliflozin versus placebo controlled patients with type 2 diabetes on multiple daily insulin injectionsIn a 52-week study of obese adults with type 2 diabetes on high insulin doses with or without metformin, adding empagliflozin to multiple daily insulin injections significantly reduced blood glucose and body weight with lower insulin doses compared with placebo, according to data recently presented at the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Scientific Sessions in San Francisco.
ADA: Empagliflozin added to metformin showed greater reductions in blood glucose, body weight versus glimepirideIn a 2-year study, empagliflozin as add-on to metformin demonstrated significantly greater decreases in hemoglobin A1c (a measure of average blood glucose over the past 2 to 3 months), body weight and blood pressure compared with glimepiride as add-on to metformin in adults with type 2 diabetes.