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.

Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk is aiming for a big slice of the multibillion-dollar diabetes market with a new pill approved by U.S. authorities that caters for patients with an aversion to needles.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Novo Nordisk’s Rybelsus (semaglutide) tablets 7 mg or 14 mg for adults with type 2 diabetes that along with diet and exercise may improve blood sugar.

Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc. said France’s Sanofi SA will pay the Texas-based drugmaker $260 million for the termination of their partnership to develop the diabetes drug Zynquista.

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.

Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk will offer cheaper insulin to U.S. diabetics in response to criticism over the high price of the medication and after similar moves by rivals Sanofi and Eli Lilly.

A Chicago-based arbitration panel ruled in favor of Eli Lilly and Company in a claim filed by Adocia S.A. over the companies’ prior collaboration on a rapid-acting insulin.

Novo Nordisk will fight a lawsuit filed in a Danish court that alleges the pharmaceutical manufacturer made misleading statements about the company’s insulin business in the United States.

Novo Nordisk’s sales forecast for 2019 was raised due to growing demand for obesity products and a new injectable treatment for diabetes, which is now the company’s growth engine as insulin sales decline.

Sanofi reported overall net sales increased by 5.5 percent for second-quarter 2019, driven by Sanofi Genzyme, Sanofi Pasteur and emerging markets.