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T2 not taking meds

Friday, November 17th, 2017 | 0 Comments
University of Leicester research shows that as many as one in three people with Type 2 diabetes are not taking recommended diabetes medication. The research by the Leicester Diabetes Centre (LDC) at Leicester General Hospital and published in the journal Diabetes Care, revealed read more »

Type 1 Drug Wins Orphan Status

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 | 0 Comments
As reported in Diabetes Health, DV-100, a drug designed to halt the body’s autoimmune attack on pancreatic beta cells that leads to type 1 disease, has won orphan drug status from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Designation as an orphan drug gives read more »

Diabetes medication Metformin’s new owners

Monday, February 24th, 2014 | 0 Comments
In December AstraZeneca announced an agreement under which it will acquire the entirety of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s interests in the companies’ diabetes alliance for an initial consideration of $2.7 billion on completion and up to $1.4 billion in regulatory, launch and sales-related payments. read more »

Metformin helps hearts

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 | 0 Comments
A Chinese research study of diabetes patients with coronary heart disease concluded that metformin is more effective than glipizide in reducing the risk of major cardiovascular events, such as stroke and heart attack. Researchers at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine read more »

Scotland gets dapagliflozin go-ahead

Monday, February 18th, 2013 | 0 Comments
People with Type 2 diabetes in Scotland have access to a new drug after physicians were given the go ahead by the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) to prescribe Forxiga (dapagliflozin). The drug will be available for adults with type 2 diabetes for read more »