Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Company is acquiring Pasadena, Calif.-based Protomer Technologies in a deal that may exceed $1 billion. 

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.

rBIO launched with technology that can reduce the cost of insulin by 30 percent, making U.S. manufacturing cost-effective for insulin and several other drugs.

Novo Nordisk

Diabetes drugmaker Novo Nordisk will start a late-stage clinical trial to test the company’s GLP-1 analogue semaglutide as a treatment for early Alzheimer’s disease.

Novo Nordisk ended development of the anti-IL-21 antibody NN9828 in combination with Victoza after analyzing Phase II clinical trial data in patients with Type 1 diabetes.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Eli Lilly’s Lyumjev (insulin lispro-aabc injection, 100 units/mL and 200 units/mL), a new rapid-acting insulin indicated to improve glycemic control in adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

Eli Lilly and Sanofi, two of the largest manufacturers of insulin products, are responding to those in need of such life-saving drugs during the COVID-19 pandemic with programs that will provide continued access to insulin medication.

A smart insulin device under development could revolutionize how glucose levels are monitored in diabetes patients and deliver insulin doses when necessary.

CVS Health Corp.’s pharmacy benefit management (PBM) unit is launching a new program under which employers and insurers will be able to offer diabetes drugs, including insulin, at no out-of-pocket costs to their members.