Health Canada has approved Novo Nordisk‘s (NYSE:NVO) once-weekly semaglutide injection as an adjunct to diet and exercise that can help adults with Type II diabetes control their blood sugar levels. The drug, Ozempic, is a GLP-1 receptor agonist and won FDA approval in the U.S. in December. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business […]
Patients who take the most-commonly prescribed diabetes medication, metformin, are the least likely to adhere to a prescribed regimen, according to a study published in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. Researchers from the University of Surrey looked at data from 1.6 million people with Type II diabetes across 48 trials and found that 30% of […]
A panel of experts from the European Medicines Agency issued a positive recommendation today for Novo Nordisk‘s (NYSE:NVO) once-weekly diabetes drug, Ozempic. The committee’s recommendation will need to be endorsed by the European Commission before the insulin-maker’s product can be formally marketed in the EU. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.
Companion Medical started selling its smart insulin pen in the U.S. today, according to the San Diego, Calif.-based company. The InPen system, which combines an insulin injector pen and a smartphone app, is compatible with Eli Lilly‘s (NYSE:LLY) Humalog and Novo Nordisk‘s (NYSE:NVO) Novolog fast-acting insulin. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.
Novo Nordisk (NYSE:NVO) said today that it inked a value-based contract for its Type II diabetes drug, Victoza, with pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics. The agreement is part of Prime’s CareCentered Contract program. Under the terms of the deal, Prime will evaluate Victoza’s efficacy and will reimburse commercial clients if certain measures aren’t met, according to the company. […]
Novo Nordisk‘s (NYSE:NVO) once-weekly semaglutide injection, Ozempic, has won FDA approval as a therapy for adults with Type II diabetes, the insulin-maker reported today. The injection, given in a pre-filled pen, is a GLP-1 analogue – a drug that trigger the production of insulin, while lessening appetite and food intake. Get the full story at […]
Sanofi‘s (NYSE:SNY) long-acting insulin glargine, Toujeo, met the primary objective of a head-to-head trial comparing it to Novo Nordisk‘s (NYSE:NVO) insulin degludec, Tresiba, the company reported today. The insulin-maker said it plans to report full results from the Bright trial sometime next year. The study’s primary objective was to determine if Toujeo had a similar effect […]
The world’s largest diabetes drug-maker, Novo Nordisk (NYSE:NVO), is reportedly looking to boost its efforts to treat obesity as the company’s well-established diabetes drugs face competition. At Novo Nordisk’s capital markets day yesterday, CEO Lars Fruergaard Jorgensen told investors that the company wants to rival surgery with their drugs as a solution for obesity. The drug-maker’s first […]
Shares in Novo Nordisk (NYSE:NVO) fell slightly today after the insulin-maker met expectations on Wall Street with its third quarter results, but issued cautious sales guidance for 2018. The company’s chief executive expressed concerns that draft legislation to make drug pricing more transparent could potentially hurt the industry, according to Reuters. Get the full story at our sister […]
An FDA advisory committee has voted favorably to approve Novo Nordisk‘s (NYSE:NVO) once-weekly semaglutide Type II diabetes drug. Shares in the insulin maker were up 2% in after-hours activity today, trading at $50.13 apiece. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.
Designing devices centered around patients is a goal espoused by nearly all device companies nowadays, as they aim to make products that people want to use and can incorporate into their everyday lives. Underscoring those products is often years of research and some in the industry have begun to think about how a patient’s needs […]