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Eli Lilly misses estimates for top-selling diabetes drug Trulicity, shares slip

Eli Lilly reported lower-than-expected first-quarter 2019 sales for the company’s top-selling diabetes drug Trulicity, due in part to patient affordability programs.

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Sanofi to cut U.S. insulin costs for some patients to $99 per month

Sanofi SA will cut the cost of the company’s insulin products to $99 per month for uninsured patients and others who pay cash for the medicine in the United States, as the French drugmaker contends with intense criticism over the high price of the life-sustaining diabetes medication.

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Cigna launches program to cap out-of-pocket insulin costs at $25/month

Health insurer Cigna Corp. launched a program aimed at ensuring some diabetes patients pay no more than $25 for a 30-day supply of insulin in the wake of heightened public scrutiny over soaring prices of the life-saving drug.

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Novo Nordisk submits diabetes pill for U.S. approval

Novo Nordisk submitted the company’s oral semaglutide drug, a pill that management hopes will transform the diabetes market, for approval in the United States.

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Novartis generics boss quits amid conjecture over business’s future

Novartis’ generics chief stepped down after the Swiss drugmaker sold parts of the business and initiated an 18-month revamp, fueling speculation about an eventual spin-off or sale.

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Eli Lilly seeks to quell drug price anger with cheaper insulin

Drugmaker Eli Lilly and Co. announced plans to sell a half-price version of the company’s popular insulin injection Humalog.

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Abbott and Novo Nordisk Enter Partnership to Provide Integrated Digital Solution to People with Diabetes Using Insulin

Abbott and Novo Nordisk announced a non-exclusive partnership that will integrate insulin dose data from Novo Nordisk pre-filled and durable connected pens directly into the digital health tools compatible with Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre system (FreeStyle LibreLinkii mobile app and LibreViewiii cloud-based system).

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MIT Develops Micro-Injection Pill for Oral Insulin

A research team at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) developed a capsule about the size of a blueberry that holds a tiny needle that, after being swallowed, injects insulin into the stomach.

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Eli Lilly backs U.S. proposal on drug rebates to lower costs

Eli Lilly embraced a U.S. government proposal to end a decades-old system of rebates drugmakers make to industry middlemen.

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U.S. lawmakers request info from insulin makers on rising prices

Two powerful U.S. lawmakers sent letters to the three leading insulin manufacturers requesting information on why its cost has skyrocketed in recent years and how much the companies profit from the life-sustaining diabetes treatment.

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