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2011-06-25 07:30:00

SAN DIEGO, June 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Novo Nordisk will present data from two extension studies at the 71st Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) which show that Victoza® (liraglutide [rDNA origin] injection), taken once-daily, in combination with metformin and/or sulfonylurea, helped patients achieve blood sugar control after switching from other commonly used type 2 diabetes therapies. Although not a weight loss product, the data also...

2011-06-24 16:00:00

SAN DIEGO, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announce results presented at a late-breaking poster session demonstrating linagliptin was as effective at lowering blood sugar as glimepiride, and with weight loss instead of weight gain (-1.5 kg with linagliptin versus +1.3 kg with glimepiride), a lower incidence of investigator-defined hypoglycemia (7.5 percent versus 36.1 percent; p<0.0001) and fewer cardiovascular (CV) events...

2011-06-24 16:00:00

SAN DIEGO, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announce Phase III study results for linagliptin, demonstrating improved glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D) whose blood sugar is not adequately controlled. In the open-label arm (n=66) of a 24-week study in adult patients with T2D with a mean baseline hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c or A1C) of 11.8 percent receiving linagliptin 2.5 mg twice daily (bid) plus metformin 1000 mg...

2011-06-24 07:54:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. and INDIANAPOLIS, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today received a positive opinion from the European Medicines Agency's (EMA) medicinal committee recommending approval of linagliptin, 5 mg, film-coated tablets (to be marketed under the trade name Trajenta® in Europe) for the treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes. If adopted by the European Commission, linagliptin will be the only DPP-4...

2011-06-20 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO and WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA) and Eisai Inc. announced today that lorcaserin data from the Phase 3 BLOOM-DM (Behavioral modification and Lorcaserin for Overweight and Obesity Management in Diabetes Mellitus) trial will be presented in poster sessions at the American Diabetes Association's (ADA) 71st Scientific Sessions in San Diego, California. The posters highlighted below will be displayed in the Poster Hall...

2011-06-15 08:00:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. and INDIANAPOLIS, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced Tradjenta(TM) (linagliptin) tablets are now available by prescription in pharmacies across the United States including Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid and many leading chain and independent pharmacies. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved TRADJENTA on May 2, 2011 as a prescription medication used along with diet and...

2011-05-27 13:23:13

Scientists from the University of Warwick have discovered why a newly found form of cholesterol seems to be 'ultra-bad', leading to increased risk of heart disease. The discovery could lead to new treatments to prevent heart disease particularly in people with type 2 diabetes and the elderly. The research, funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF), found that 'ultrabad' cholesterol, called MGmin-low-density lipoprotein (LDL), which is more common in people with type 2 diabetes and the...

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2011-05-11 11:50:00

Weight-loss groups are describing as "disturbing" a plan to give unborn babies a diet drug to stop them from being born overweight, The Telegraph is reporting. Patients at Liverpool Women's Hospital will be given the drug Metformin to reduce the food supply to their unborn babies. The treatment will not affect the weight of the mothers. Half of the patients in the study will take Metformin pills up to three times a day from 12 weeks gestation, while the other half will be given placebo...

2011-05-02 18:41:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. and INDIANAPOLIS, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Tradjenta(TM) (linagliptin) tablets, a prescription medication used along with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. TRADJENTA can be used as monotherapy or in combination with other commonly prescribed medications for type 2 diabetes --...

2011-05-02 16:26:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. and INDIANAPOLIS, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Tradjenta(TM) (linagliptin) tablets, a prescription medication used along with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. TRADJENTA can be used as monotherapy or in combination with other commonly prescribed medications for type 2 diabetes --...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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