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Blockbuster diabetes drug earns heart indication
Blockbuster diabetes drug earns heart indicationA top-selling diabetes drug has gained a cardiovascular indication from FDA.
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 diabetes drug up against leading brandsFDA approved lixisenatide (Adlyxin, Sanofi-Aventis), a once-daily mealtime GLP-1 receptor agonist injection for type 2 diabetes, which will compete against the once-weekly pen dulaglutide (Trulicity, Eli Lilly) and the injectable liraglutide (Victoza, Novo Nordisk).
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
[BLOG]: Obesity drug safety review
[BLOG]: Obesity drug safety reviewIn this blog post, Robert Kyle of AdverseEvents compares the results of a postmarket survey of 3 obesity drugs.
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.
Clinical study to research use of erectile dysfunction drug to treat vascular dementiaOn the 1-year anniversary of the first G8 summit on dementia, new funding has been announced for a study to research the use of tadalafil (Adcirca, Cialis; Eli Lilly), an erectile dysfunction drug, for the treatment of vascular dementia.
Diabetes nation: addressing an epidemicDuring the American Academy of Optometry's Academy 2014, presenters shared how optometrists can help halt the diabetes epidemic and combat associated ocular complications.
FDA committee recommends approval for liraglutide as anti-obesity drugLiraglutide 3 mg (Saxenda, Novo Nordisk) has been recommended by an FDA Advisory Committee to be approved for use in the treatment of obesity
GLP-1 targeted therapy may help diabetes patientsThe role of ophthalmologists will become increasingly more vital in the management of type 2 diabetes as the numbers of patients with the disease is projected to double by 2030. Exenatide may prove to be an important adjunct to current oral anti-diabetes drugs.