Gradual Addition of NovoLog® at Mealtime Can Reduce A1c in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Novo Nordisk announced results of its STEPwise™ trial, which identified a method of intensifying insulin treatment with NovoLog® (insulin aspart [rDNA origin] injection). The study, presented at the American Diabetes Association (ADA) 2010 Scientific Sessions, demonstrated a reduction of A1c levels in type 2 diabetes patients when a dose of NovoLog® was introduced at meals, using two approaches that start with the largest meal of… Read more

Victoza Superior to Januvia, New Study Shows

Late-breaking Novo Nordisk extension data presented at the 70th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) showed that once-daily Victoza in combination with metformin produced sustained and significantly greater reductions in A1c, body weight and fasting plasma glucose (FPG) than Januvia plus metformin at 52 weeks… Read more

Novo Nordisk Presents Positive Phase 2 Data for Ultra-Long-Acting Insulin Degludec

According to a Novo Nordisk press release the company presented phase 2 proof-of-concept data for its investigational insulin degludec, an ultra-long-acting basal insulin, which demonstrated the potential to help achieve target glycemic control when used once daily or three times weekly. These data were presented at the 70th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) in Orlando FL… Read more

Novo Nordisk to Launch Victoza in Japan

Novo Nordisk announced that it has received approval for the price of Victoza, a once-daily human GLP-1 analogue for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, from Japan’s Central Social Insurance Medical Council (Chuikyo), the advisory committee to the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare. The price approval allows Novo Nordisk to commercially launch in Japan shortly after Victoza is officially posted on Japan’s National Health Insurance price list on June 11th… Read more

Novo Nordisk or the Greek Government, Who’s To Blame?

Crystal Bowersox, a type 1 diabetic and this year’s American Idol runner-up, recently said in an interview that there were times when she had to beg for insulin because she couldn’t afford it.  Anyone who depends on insulin injections for … Read more

Novo Nordisk to Stop Insulin Sales in Greece

Novo Nordisk has decided to stop sales of its insulin product in Greece following a government decree ordering a 25% price cut in all medicines, according to a BBC report. The company, which claims it is owed 32 million dollars by the Greek state, said that such a price cut would force its business in Greece to run at a loss. The company was also concerned that the compulsory 25% reduction would have a knock-on effect since other countries use Greece as a key reference point for setting drug prices… Read more

Novo Nordisk Anounces Victoza Cardiovascular Outcomes Trial

Novo Nordisk (NVO) announced today details of the company’s cardiovascular outcomes trial for Victoza® (liraglutide [rDNA origin] injection), which is set to start in the autumn of 2010.
The trial named LEADE aims to assess and confirm the cardiovascular safety of the company’s new once-daily human GLP-1 analog Victoza… Read more

Where Have You Flexed?

Novo Nordisk has announced an online insulin pen photo contest. The “Where Have You Flexed?” contest asks people who use the FlexPen to submit photos of themselves with their pen in unique locations. The grand prize winner will receive a trip for two to the Firestone Indy Lights championship in Miami on October 2 to see Charlie Kimball… Read more

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