Diabetes

Sanofi rolls out HCP software

Sanofi rolls out HCP software

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MyStar Connect—available in Europe—translates glucose readings into actionable graphics.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, September 19

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, September 19

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Lilly's weekly GLP-1 shot is approved, BI expands its lung-cancer portfolio, GSK's China investigation closes, NY proposed Sovaldi triage and India imposed price limits on 36 new medicines.

Merck's weekly DPP-IV on par with daily Januvia: study

Merck's weekly DPP-IV on par with daily Januvia: study

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Merck unveiled the DPP-IV clinical trial results at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes Annual meeting Thursday.

Liraglutide, aiming for new indication, gets new name

Liraglutide, aiming for new indication, gets new name

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Why Novo Nordisk is choosing not to leverage Victoza's brand equity as it seeks a weight-loss indication for liraglutide.

Study says statins not enough for diabetic hearts

Researchers using an experimental test have discovered that the 50% of surveyed diabetics may also have undetected heart muscle damage.

Novo seeks liraglutide obesity indication

Novo seeks liraglutide obesity indication

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An FDA advisory panel will consider evidence supporting a weight-loss indication Thursday.

Lilly basal bests Lantus in T1D, despite safety concerns

Lilly basal bests Lantus in T1D, despite safety concerns

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Lilly's long-acting insulin showed it's more effective in type 1 diabetics than Lantus, but concerns about its overall profile persist.

CDC: Every state has an obesity problem

The latest data shows an overall widening of the US.

Five things for Pharma Marketers to know: Friday, August 29

Five things for Pharma Marketers to know: Friday, August 29

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Takeda closes out a good-news, bad-news kind of week, AstraZeneca adds a new clinical trial for its experimental PD-1, and researchers link a funeral to the Ebola outbreak.

Apple selfies spur diabetes donations

Jazz apples has launched a Crunch to Contribute campaign to raise money for one of two diabetes associations.

Eli Lilly and BI's Jardiance hits shelves

Eli Lilly and BI's Jardiance hits shelves

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The new SGLT-2 inhibitor is on shelves less than a month after FDA approval.

Study: move more, eat less, save $500

Diet and exercise can help some type-2 diabetes patients save around $500 in medical expenses every year.

FDA kind of OKs Lilly/BI's Lantus look-alike

FDA kind of OKs Lilly/BI's Lantus look-alike

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Sanofi's patent lawsuit triggered the tentative approval of the Lilly-BI Lantus competitor.

US diabetes risk jumps to 40%

US diabetes risk jumps to 40%

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African-American women had the highest risk of being diagnosed with diabetes—55%. Hispanic men and women were close behind, carrying a 50% risk of being diagnosed with diabetes.

GAO tallies cost-effective interventions

GAO tallies cost-effective interventions

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Half-measures, like diabetes educational materials without a part B, fared poorly.

Sanofi tightens PCSK9 race, exceeds Q2 expectations

Sanofi tightens PCSK9 race, exceeds Q2 expectations

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Sanofi and partner Regeneron attached a $67.5-million priority review voucher to their experimental cholesterol drug alirocumab, making for a tighter race with Amgen.

HHS shows how diabetes adds up

HHS shows how diabetes adds up

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A 2005-to-2010 survey shows diabetics 65-and-up juggle at least four co-morbid conditions and five medications for them.

Miss Idaho shows off diabetes pump

NPR reports that the move has made Sierra Sandison a type 1 diabetes hero and that users have given the Facebook photo over 4,000 "likes."

Study links Actos with delayed dementia

German healthcare data from 2004 through 2010 across a data set that included 146,000 patients shows dementia surfaced later among Actos patients.

Lilly, Yabao collaborate on diabetes

The companies will develop Lilly's glucokinase activator LY2608204.

Study links DPP-IV medication to heart failure, hospitalization

Editorial says risk is small, researchers say it could be clinically relevant.

MannKind's Afrezza approved

MannKind's Afrezza approved

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The FDA approved the inhaled insulin last week.

Lilly, BI resubmit diabetes medication

The companies resubmitted SGLT2 inihibitor empagliflozen for FDA review. The EC approved the drug in May.

ADA trims kid A1C levels

ADA trims kid A1C levels

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The American Diabetes Association has established an across-the-board recommendation that children 18 and younger should keep A1C levels at 7.5% or lower.

Patients paying more for diabetes medications

Patients paying more for diabetes medications

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Yale researchers find patients are paying more money for newer diabetes medications as they gravitate towards insulin analogs, over human synthetic and animal insulin.

Lilly Q1 sales dip

Lilly Q1 sales dip

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US sales fell 34% during the quarter, largely due to lower demand and lower prices for off-patent Cymbalta and Evista.

Janssen recruits Debbie Allen for T2 Diabetes

Actress, choreographer and "So You Think You Can Dance" judge Debbie Allen has signed on to participate with the drugmaker's type 2 diabetes awareness and wellness program.

CDC sees declines in some diabetes complications

CDC sees declines in some diabetes complications

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Centers for Disease Control data shows that diabetes complications including heart attack and amputation fell in the twenty years between 1990 and 2010. The bad news: the number of diagnosed diabetes patients tripled during that same time period.

Insurers get personal to nip costs

Healthcare insurers seek to curb diabetes costs with interventions that may include house calls.

Diabetes costliest among non-specialty Rx

Diabetes costliest among non-specialty Rx

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Express Scripts said treatments for diabetes are the most expensive of the traditional medications, while specialty drugs are eating up a significant portion of total drug spend.

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