Posts tagged as: diabetes

Merck’s sales miss as Keytruda, diabetes drugs lag estimates

(Reuters) – Merck & Co Inc's quarterly revenue narrowly missed Wall Street expectations, hurt by lower-than-expected sales of its key immuno-oncology drug, Keytruda, and its diabetes medicines. The company also forecast 2017 adjusted earnings in the range of $ 3.72 to $ 3.87 per share on revenue of $ 38.6 billion-$ 40.1 billion. Analysts on […]

Roche says committed to diabetes care after report it may exit

Swiss drugmaker Roche said on Wednesday it remains committed to its diabetes care business following a report that the company was considering options for the unit. There has been "no change", said a Roche spokesman. "We remain committed to Diabetes Care." Bloomberg had reported alternatives for the unit could include a partial sale or spinoff […]

Sitting less linked to lower risk of diabetes

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – People who spend time walking or even just standing instead of sitting down may be at lower risk of diabetes, a UK study suggests. Previous research has linked sedentary time to type 2 diabetes, which is tied to aging and obesity and happens when the body can't properly use […]

Few black diabetes patients in U.S. drug trials

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – Even though diabetes rates are almost twice as high in black people as in whites, black patients may be far less likely to be included in drug safety trials, a recent study suggests. Since 2008, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has required that new glucose-lowering medications for diabetes […]

Sanofi sues Novo Nordisk over diabetes drugs in the U.S.

France's Sanofi has filed a lawsuit in the United States accusing Novo Nordisk of falsely claiming that Sanofi insulin drugs would no longer be available for many U.S. patients so it could promote its competing drug. The complaint, filed by Sanofi US in U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey on Dec. 23, […]

Study finds UK sugar tax could save thousands from obesity, diabetes

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) – A planned levy on sugary drinks due to be introduced in Britain in April 2018 could significantly reduce the number of people who become obese and develop diabetes and tooth decay, scientists said on Thursday. In a study on the levy's health impacts, researchers found the positive effect would […]

New diabetes guidelines imminent, Jardiance sales may surge

Two leading U.S. medical societies are poised in the coming weeks to issue new diabetes treatment guidelines that are expected to reflect the lifesaving cardiovascular effects of Eli Lilly's Jardiance in a move expected to drive up the drug's sales. The forthcoming guidelines from the American Diabetes Association and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists […]

New diabetes guidelines imminent, Jardiance sales may surge

Two leading U.S. medical societies are poised in the coming weeks to issue new diabetes treatment guidelines reflecting the lifesaving cardiovascular effects of Eli Lilly's Jardiance in a move expected to drive up the drug's sales. The forthcoming guidelines from the American Diabetes Association and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists follow last Friday's decision […]

IUDS, implants may be best birth control for women with diabetes

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) – The two most effective hormonal birth control methods for women in general are also excellent options for women with diabetes, according to a new study. Intrauterine devices (IUDs) and contraceptive implants that are placed under the skin, both of which are highly effective, were linked with the lowest […]

Lilly’s diabetes drug Jardiance cuts risk of cardiovascular death: FDA

(Reuters) – The U.S Food and Drug Administration said on Friday it had approved Eli Lilly and Co and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc’s drug, Jardiance, to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death in patients with type 2 diabetes. Jardiance, also known as empagliflozin, was approved in 2014 to help lower blood sugar in patients with […]

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