FDA Advisory Committee Votes In Favor of NewType 2 Diabetes Drug, Dapagliflozin.

The FDA’s Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee (EMDAC) has decided (13-1) in favor of Bristol-Myers Squib and AstraZeneca’s type 2 diabetes drug, dapagliflozin. The committeee found that the benefits of dapagliflozin use outweigh identified risks and support marketing of dapagliflozin as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Read more

EU Approves Forxiga for Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Patients

The European Commission has approved Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca’s new type 2 diabetes therapy, Forxiga (dapagliflozin), for use in the European Union (EU).
Forxiga is a selective and reversible inhibitor of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) that works independently of insulin to help remove excess glucose from the body Read more

Experimental Diabetes Drug Shows Improved Glycemic Control

A new study evaluating the efficacy and safety of adding dapagliflozin therapy to the treatment of type 2 diabetes patients whose blood glucose levels remain poorly controlled despite high doses of insulin was published today in the Annuls of Internal Medicine… Read more

Type 2 Diabetes Drug ONGLYZA Approved for Sale in Europe

The European Commission has approved Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and AstraZeneca’s ONGLYZA (saxagliptin) for use as a combination therapy with insulin (with or without metformin) to improve blood sugar (glycemic) control in adult patients with type 2 diabetes… Read more

Adding ONGLYZA to Insulin in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Found Effective

Results of an investigational Phase 3b clinical study, presented by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and AstraZeneca at the 47th European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), have shown that adding ONGLYZA (saxagliptin) 5 mg to ongoing insulin therapy (with or without metformin) maintained reductions of blood sugar levels (glycosylated hemoglobin levels, or HbA1c) in adult patients with type 2 diabetes… Read more

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