Beta Bionics said this week that it won FDA approval to start recruiting patients with Type I diabetes for home-use studies of its iLet bionic pancreas system. The trial is slated to test Novo Nordisk’s fast-acting insulin, Fiasp, with the company’s autonomous infusion pump in adults with Type I diabetes. The study will also evaluate […]
The FDA approved Novo Nordisk‘s (NYSE:NVO) request to include heart health data on the label of its Tresiba insulin degludec product. The Danish insulin-maker evaluated its Type II diabetes drug in a 7,637-patient trial, assessing the therapy for cardiovascular safety compared to insulin glargine. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.
The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare gave Novo Nordisk (NYSE:NVO) the green light to market its once-weekly type II diabetes drug, Ozempic, Reuters reported today. The pharma company’s drug, semaglutide, is a glucagon-like peptide-1 analog that mimics an intestinal hormone to trigger insulin production in people with diabetes. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery […]
The global market for connected insulin pens could be worth up to $123 million by 2023, according to a report published this year by Research & Markets. Insulin pens, designed for people who control their diabetes with multiple daily injections instead of a pump or wearable patch, are portable devices that were first introduced in 1985 with […]
Setting the stage for a battle with rival Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY), Novo Nordisk (NYSE:NVO) reported data this week from a late-stage trial of its oral formulation of semaglutide, a medication for people with Type II diabetes. The GLP-1 agonist is traditionally administered via injection. Both insulin-makers have approved versions of the injectable semaglutide, but Novo Nordisk is the first […]
Express Scripts, one of the nation’s largest pharmacy benefit managers, reportedly plans to include Novo Nordisk‘s (NYSE:NVO) once-weekly Type II diabetes, Ozempic, on its 2018 formulary. The move puts Ozempic directly in competition with Eli Lilly‘s (NYSE:LLY) once-weekly Trulicity drug. Both products will also go up against AstraZeneca‘s (NYSE:AZN) once-weekly Bydureon medication. Get the full story at our […]
The European Commission has approved Novo Nordisk‘s (NYSE:NVO) once-weekly semaglutide drug, Ozempic, as a treatment for adults with Type II diabetes. The GLP-1 analogue’s label in Europe recommends that the drug is given when metformin is contraindicated or not tolerated, Novo Nordisk reported today. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.
Novo Nordisk (NYSE:NVO) today launched two new diabetes medications in pharmacies across the U.S. The Danish company’s Ozempic product is a once-weekly GLP-1 receptor agonist designed to boost glycemic control in adults with Type II diabetes. The injection, administered in a pre-filled pen, won FDA approval in December. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug […]
Shares in Novo Nordisk (NYSE:NVO) fell today after the insulin-maker missed expectations on Wall Street with its fourth quarter and full-year financial results. The Denmark-based company posted profits of $1.38 billion on sales of $4.68 billion for the 3 months ended Dec. 31, for bottom-line loss of -5% on sales loss of -5% compared with the same […]
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 […]