Diabetes

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.

Study links patient confidence to Rx adherence

Study links patient confidence to Rx adherence

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Researchers found a correlation between patients feeling involved and how well they stick—if they stick—to their medication regimens.

Louisiana sends Takeda $9-billion Actos bill

The drugmaker is accused of burying cancer risks associated with the diabetes medication.

FDA won't review Afrezza until July

The regulator has put off the inhaled insulin's PDUFA date by three months.

Boerhinger funds ADA initiative

The three-year collaboration includes $1.5 million for chronic kidney disease research.

EU may expand Tresiba indication

The new indication would mean Tresiba and Victoza could be prescribed in tandem.

EMA advisory panel backs Lilly/BI's empagliflozin

EMA advisory panel backs Lilly/BI's empagliflozin

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The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use endorses the SGLT2 inhibitor. The FDA refused to approve the drug earlier this month because of manufacturing issues.

CRL stalls Lilly/BI's empagliflozin

CRL stalls Lilly/BI's empagliflozin

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The issue: Boehringer's manufacturing site. The FDA is not asking for new clinical studies.

Regulators split difference over diabetes meds

Regulators split difference over diabetes meds

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Spurred by a 2013 report of a possible link between drugs like Merck's Januvia and pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer, the FDA and EMA said they have not found a definitive link but will continue to collect data.

Lilly's GLP-1 contender takes a step forward

Lilly's GLP-1 contender takes a step forward

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Phase-III results, top-lined today, show Lilly's investigational GLP-1 drug is well-positioned to eat into the multi-billion-dollar diabetes market now dominated by Novo Nordisk.

Merck latest rival in race to copy Lantus

Merck latest rival in race to copy Lantus

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Merck announced this week that its insulin glargine biosimilar, being developed with Samsung and Biogen Idec, would soon enter Phase-III trials.

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