Positive Results for New Sanofi-aventis Type 2 Diabetes Drug


Sanofi-aventis announced that the GetGoal-X Phase 3 study of lixisenatide, a once-daily GLP-1 receptor agonist, has achieved primary efficacy endpoint.

Lixisenatide, a glucagon-like peptide-1 agonist (GLP-1), is in development for the treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

The GetGoal-X clinical trial compared the efficacy and safety of the two GLP-1 receptor agonists: once-daily lixisenatide vs. twice-daily exenatide as add-on therapy for people with type 2 diabetes whose condition is inadequately controlled by metformin. The Phase 3 results show

lixisenatide was not inferior in HbA1c reduction from baseline, compared with exenatide twice-daily. In addition, the initial results showed that significantly fewer people with type 2 diabetes treated with lixisenatide once-daily reported hypoglycemic events versus patients treated with exenatide.


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