March 2nd 2023
Patient groups and lawmakers such as Sen. Bernie Sanders want Sanofi and Novo Nordisk to follow Eli Lilly's example and reduce the prices of their insulin products. Both companies said they already have programs that bring down the cost.
January 6th 2022
FDA Updates: Merck’s Pneumococcal Vaccine Leads the WeekJuly 24th 2021
New vaccine for pneumococcal disease, an sNDA approved based on real-world data, a new therapy for skin and muscle disease, Keytruda combination receives full approval in endometrial cancer, a new diabetes therapy is approved, and another JAK inhibitor misses PDUFA date round out this week’s FDA news.
FDA Update: Keytruda and Aduhelm News Leads the WeekJuly 10th 2021
Keytruda loses one indication but gains another, Biogen narrows use of Aduhelm, Padcev gets regular approval and expanded indication, Amgen submits application for asthma biologic, agency issues complete response letter for diabetes prevention therapy teplizumab, Novartis resubmits NDA for inclisiran.
Today’s Effects of Telehealth When Caring for Diabetic ChildrenApril 23rd 2021
Dr. Kathleen Bethin, clinical professor, and Dr. Lucy Mastrandrea, associate professor and division chief of endocrinology/diabetes both at the Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, spoke with Vic Baldry of Cecelia Health to discuss the challenges telehealth has created when caring for families with children who have type 1 diabetes.
SGLT2 Inhibitor Use Stunted for Black, Female, Lower Income Type 2 Diabetes PatientsApril 21st 2021
Access to care and other health disparities result in the low use of novel therapies for Black, female and lower income type 2 diabetes patients. If these barriers aren't addressed, disparities among kidney and cardiovascular patients may worsen in the U.S.
Flu Shots Are More Important Than Ever for People with Diabetes, ASCVDOctober 14th 2020
Flu increases the risk of heart attack, especially among people with diabetes and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). COVID-19 and the possibility of co-infection makes getting vaccinated against the flu particularly important this year.
21st Century-Style Diabetes Disease Management: Coaches and Tech-EnabledApril 9th 2020
Several Blues plans have contracted with vendors that supply tech-enabled diabetes disease management and prevention programs. Sometimes the tech is combined with coaching - by a real, live human being.