FDA Takes Step to Remove Artificial Trans Fats from Processed Foods

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Based on a thorough review of the scientific evidence, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today finalized its determination that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods, are not “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) for use in food. Read more

Helmsley Type 1 Diabetes Program Announces $5M Request for Proposals 

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The Type 1 Diabetes Program of The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has announced the launch of the Diabetes Data Innovation Initiative through which it will provide up to $5 million in funding over the next two years. The funding will go to innovative solutions that enable the use of data to ease the burden of type 1 diabetes (T1D) for those living with the disease, their caregivers and healthcare providers. Read more

New FlowSmart Infusion Set Approved by FDA

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Becton Dickinson Medical’s (BD) application to begin production of its novel FlowSmart insulin infusion set, designed to improve insulin delivery with less pain. The FlowSmart insulin infusion set was developed in collaboration with JDRF and the Helmsley Charitable Trust. Read more

Sanofi’s New Basal Insulin (Toujeo) Approved by EU

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The European Commission has granted Sanofi marketing authorization in Europe for Toujeo (insulin glargine [rDNA origin] injection, 300 U/mL), for the treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults. Toujeo is a next-generation, once-daily basal insulin based on a broadly-used molecule (insulin glargine) with a well-established benefit-risk profile. Read more

FDA Approves Toujeo, Sanofi’s New Long Acting Insulin 


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Sanofi’s new once daily long acting insulin, Toujeo (insulin glargine [rDNA origin] injection, 300 U/mL) for treatment of adults living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Toujeo will be available in the Toujeo SoloSTAR, a disposable prefilled pen which contains 450 units of Toujeo and requires one third of the injection volume to deliver the same number of insulin units as compared to the Lantus SoloSTAR. Read more

JDRF and Janssen Team Up to Intercept Type 1 Diabetes

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Janssen Research & Development, one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, announced that it will invest in a novel scientific approach, called disease interception, to find ways to intercept type 1 diabetes using new diagnostic and pre-disease intervention strategies. If successful, this approach has the potential to transform the standard of care in type 1 diabetes.
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FDA Approves Glyxambi, New Type 2 Diabetes Medication 

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly and Company’s Glyxambi for treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes.
Glyxambi is the first and only diabetes treatment in the U.S. to combine the dual mechanisms of …. Read more

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