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FDA Approves World’s First Long-Term Implantable Continuous Glucose Monitoring System for Patients with Diabetes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the Eversense Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) system for use in people 18 years of age and older with diabetes. This is the first FDA-approved CGM system to include a fully implantable sensor to detect glucose, which can be worn for up to …

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FDA Permits Marketing of Artificial Intelligence-Based Device to Detect Certain Diabetes-Related Eye Problems

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today permitted marketing of the first medical device to use artificial intelligence to detect greater than a mild level of the eye disease diabetic retinopathy in adults who have diabetes. Diabetic retinopathy occurs when high levels of blood sugar lead to damage in the …

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FDA Approves Bydureon for Use with Basal Insulin in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes with Inadequate Glycemic Control

WILMINGTON, Del.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AstraZeneca today announced the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved BYDUREON® (exenatide extended-release) for injectable suspension as an add-on therapy to basal insulin in adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D) with inadequate glycemic control. BYDUREON is approved for adults with T2D whose blood sugar remains uncontrolled on …

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FDA Approves Merck and Pfizer’s SGLT2 Drug for Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

KENILWORTH, N.J. & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE), today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved STEGLATROTM(ertugliflozin) tablets, an oral sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor, and the fixed-dose combination STEGLUJAN™ (ertugliflozin and sitagliptin) tablets. …

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FDA Approves Sanofi’s Admelog, a Biosimilar of Humalog

PARIS, Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Sanofi’s Admelog®, the first follow-on insulin lispro to help people living with diabetes manage blood sugar levels at mealtime. “Sanofi has a deep heritage and broad experience in providing treatments for people living with diabetes. Complementing our existing insulin …

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NYU Stern Study Shows Significant Health Improvement in Diabetes Patients with Mobile Health Applications

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–New research “Empowering Patients Using Smart Mobile Health Platforms: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment,” from NYU Stern Professor Anindya Ghose and co-authors, Beibei Li of Carnegie Mellon University and Xitong Guo of the Harbin Institute of Technology, explores how emerging mobile health (mHealth) technologies can persuade chronic-disease patients to …

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FDA Approves New Once-Weekly Bydureon BCise Injectable Medicine for Type 2 Diabetes

WILMINGTON, Del.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AstraZeneca today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved BYDUREON® BCise™ (exenatide extended-release) injectable suspension, a new formulation of BYDUREON® (exenatide extended-release) injectable suspension in an improved once-weekly, single-dose autoinjector device for adults with type-2 diabetes whose blood sugar remains uncontrolled on one or more oral medicines …

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Merck’s Follow-On Biologic Basal Insulin Granted Tentative Approval from the FDA

KENILWORTH, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted tentative approval for LUSDUNA™ Nexvue™ (insulin glargine injection) 100 units/mL, a follow-on biologic1 basal insulin in a pre-filled dosing device. LUSDUNA Nexvue is being developed …

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CDC Report Finds More than 100 Million Americans have Diabetes or Prediabetes

ATLANTA, July 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — More than 100 million U.S. adults are now living with diabetes or prediabetes, according to a new report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report finds that as of 2015, 30.3 million Americans – 9.4 percent of the …

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Johnson & Johnson Innovation Announces New Collaborations Advancing Ground-Breaking Biomedical Innovation

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., June 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Johnson & Johnson Innovation LLC today announced new collaborations that seek to develop potential treatments for diseases in urgent need of solutions, including obesity and related complications, such as type 2 diabetes and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), and rheumatoid arthritis, and advance cutting-edge …

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