The FDA found high levels of the same type of carcinogen that led to the recall of some hypertension and heartburn medications in some of the extended-release version metformin drugs that had been tested.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Xeris Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s glucagon pen Gvoke, which aims to treat severely low sugar levels in diabetes patients.

The Canadian province of British Columbia said its public drug plan will switch as many as 20,400 patients from three branded biologic drugs to cheap near-copies called biosimilars.

Tap Native, the Web’s leading health focused native ad platform and traffic exchange, announced the release of its Priority Targeting system allowing healthcare marketers to display native and content style advertising contextually within condition specific content and websites as well as to specific genders.

Janssen’s Invokana became the only medicine in nearly 20 years and the first diabetes medicine ever to demonstrate a reduction in progression to end-stage renal failure in T2D patients with CKD.

Novo Nordisk and Gilead Sciences will join forces on a clinical trial combining drugs from the two pharmaceutical firms to treat a progressive fatty liver disease known as NASH.

Roche is seeking damages and compensation in a U.S. lawsuit against former executives of a Utah-based company, the Swiss drugmaker’s latest case targeting what the company calls fraudulent schemes involving its diabetes test strips.

Intouch Solutions’ Sean Hartigan and Heartbeat’s David Sakadelis say their pharma clients are skittish about the use of chatbots and AI, with an understanding of these technologies more influenced by the grim future of Skynet in the “Terminator” movie franchise rather than the reality of where AI is right now.

Eli Lilly and Co.’s experimental diabetes treatment Ultra Rapid Lispro was shown to be as effective as the drugmaker’s blockbuster Humalog medicine in two late-stage studies.

Months after partnering with Sanofi on infectious diseases, Germany-based Evotec formed another significant partnership with Novo Nordisk.