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Executives of the Big Three pharma companies involved in diabetes research, development, and manufacturing — Eli Lilly and Co., Novo Nordisk, and Sanofi — spoke publicly this week at JPMorgan’s 2020 Healthcare conference on issues related to insulin pricing and supply.
Last month, the FDA approved the Tandem Diabetes Care update to its t:slim X2 insulin pump Control-IQ technology, clearing the way for the first automated and interoperable insulin dosing system on the U.S. market.
At least 17 states have passed laws carving out exceptions for pharmacists to fill insulin prescriptions during emergency situations. These legal reforms are seen by some advocates as the first real sign of progress for improved access to insulin in the United States.
Sanofi, the French pharmaceutical giant which manufactures the long-acting insulin Lantus, announced Monday that it would no longer be investing in research for new drugs to treat diabetes. The manufacturer also told investors it would no longer be investigating new treatments for cardiovascular health. “To be out of cardiovascular and diabetes is not easy for …
Such a technique might one day help researchers devise treatments to cause dormant cells to begin to create insulin again. More research will be needed to validate this preliminary effort, however.