Australian scientists say they have developed the “holy grail” of blood sugar testing for diabetics, a non-invasive strip that checks glucose levels via saliva.
Walmart will start selling private-label analog insulin at a deep discount to branded insulin vials and pens, as the company seeks to drive growth at its healthcare business.
AstraZeneca Plc’s diabetes drug significantly reduced blood sugar levels in adolescents aged 10–17 with type 2 diabetes in a late-stage study, the UK-based drugmaker said.
Eli Lilly’s Phase III SURPASS-2 clinical trial shows that treatment with tirzepatide, a once-weekly dual glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide and glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, is associated with superior reductions in body weight and blood sugar compared with injectable semaglutide in adults with type 2 diabetes.
Copenhagen-based Zealand Pharma announced a bid to buy substantially all the assets from New Jersey-based Valeritas in $23 million in cash and taking on certain liabilities.
A smart insulin device under development could revolutionize how glucose levels are monitored in diabetes patients and deliver insulin doses when necessary.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly’s Trijardy XR for lowering blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved an expanded indication for Sanofi’s Toujeo (insulin glargine injection) for blood sugar control in adult and pediatric patients who are ages 6 years and older. The expanded indication approved by the FDA applies to both type 1 and 2 diabetes. Previously, Toujeo was U.S.-approved only for adults aged 18 years and older.
Independent experts on an FDA advisory panel voted against the use of an already approved drug from Eli Lilly and Boehringer Ingelheim as an add-on to insulin therapy for type 1 diabetes.
AstraZeneca’s blockbuster drug Farxiga won U.S. approval as a treatment to reduce the chances of hospitalization for heart failure in adults with type 2 diabetes and other cardiovascular risks.