Existing digital health products hold the potential to save the nation $46 billion in healthcare spending if they’re deployed comprehensively, according to a new report from IQVIA, which on Tuesday renamed itself from Quintiles/IMS Health.
The World Health Organization (WHO) report that at least 19 million yearly deaths are from cardiometabolic disorders – an umbrella term for cardiovascular disease and conditions such as metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.
One Drop, a leading diabetes care management platform announced they are partnering with Fitbit to help people better manage their Diabetes. By working together, Fitbit and One Drop can help make it easier for people to see how physical activity can impact blood glucose levels and make more informed care management decisions. In addition, One Drop will build an App for Fitbit Ionic, bringing One Drop data to the wrist.
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 in addition to diet and exercise, to improve glycemic control.
Novo Nordisk announced that the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee (EMDAC) of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voted 16-0 in favour of the approval of once-weekly semaglutide to improve glycaemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes. One member of the committee abstained.
Boston-based Intarcia Therapeutics became the latest casualty of the FDA’s manufacturing standards. The agency has rejected Intarcia’s implanted diabetes drug/device, which company execs have long insisted is on a straight path to blockbuster sales.
Novo Nordisk announced that the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has approved Tresiba® (insulin degludec) for the treatment of diabetes in China. Tresiba® is a new-generation, once-daily basal insulin with an ultra-long duration of action which allows for flexibility in day-to-day dosing.
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