Metformin News and Research RSS Feed - Metformin News and Research

Metformin is the active ingredient in a drug used to treat diabetes mellitus (a condition in which the body cannot control the level of sugar in the blood). It is also being studied in the treatment of cancer. It decreases the amount of glucose (a type of sugar) released into the bloodstream from the liver and increases the body’s use of the glucose. Metformin is a type of antidiabetic agent.

FDA approves GSK's Tanzeum as once-weekly treatment for type 2 diabetes

GlaxoSmithKline plc today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration has approved Tanzeum (albiglutide) for injection, for subcutaneous use, as a once-weekly treatment for type 2 diabetes. Tanzeum has been approved as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. [More]
Johnson & Johnson's sales increase 3.5% to $18.1 billion in first quarter 2014

Johnson & Johnson's sales increase 3.5% to $18.1 billion in first quarter 2014

Johnson & Johnson today announced sales of $18.1 billion for the first quarter of 2014, an increase of 3.5% as compared to the first quarter of 2013. Operational results increased 5.3% and the negative impact of currency was 1.8%. Domestic sales increased 2.2%. International sales increased 4.5%, reflecting operational growth of 7.9% and a negative currency impact of 3.4%. [More]

New edition of RADAR includes review of glycopyrronium for COPD treatment

NPS MedicineWise has published a new edition of RADAR, including a review of glycopyrronium (Seebri Breezhaler), a new medicine for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). [More]

MicroBiome Therapeutics to present clinical trial data of NM504 in type 2 diabetes, prediabetes at ICE/ENDO 2014

MicroBiome Therapeutics LLC, today announced that data from the company's clinical trial of microbiome modulator NM504 in development for type 2 diabetes and prediabetes has been accepted for a Poster Preview Presentation at ICE/ENDO 2014, the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and The Endocrine Society. [More]
Research report on China's antidiabetic drug market

Research report on China's antidiabetic drug market

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the Chinese Antidiabetic Drug Market" report to their offering. [More]
Genetic testing may help select women with ER+ breast cancer for extended hormone therapy

Genetic testing may help select women with ER+ breast cancer for extended hormone therapy

Genetic analyses of results from 1125 postmenopausal women being treated for oestrogen responsive breast cancer have shown that some of them are more likely than others to have a late recurrence of their cancer and might benefit from ten years of hormone therapy rather than five. [More]
Researchers examine how diabetes drug can benefit cancer patients

Researchers examine how diabetes drug can benefit cancer patients

For several years, a class of anti-diabetic drugs known as biguanides, has been associated with anti-cancer properties. A number of retrospective studies have shown that the widely used diabetes drug metformin can benefit some cancer patients. [More]

Oramed to present detailed results from ORMD-0801 Phase 2a trial at 2014 GTC Diabetes Summit

Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc., a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development of oral drug delivery systems, announced today that it will be presenting detailed results from its recently completed Phase 2a FDA trial on ORMD-0801, its orally ingestible insulin capsule at the 2014 GTC Diabetes Summit taking place from April 23-25, 2014, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. [More]
New theory on the causation of type 2 diabetes

New theory on the causation of type 2 diabetes

At 85, Nobel laureate James D. Watson, the co-discoverer of the double-helix structure of DNA, continues to advance intriguing scientific ideas. His latest, a hypothesis on the causation of type 2 diabetes, is to appear 7 pm Thursday US time in the online pages of The Lancet, the prestigious British medical journal. [More]
Study suggests simple way for physicians to communicate treatment goals in type 2 diabetes patients

Study suggests simple way for physicians to communicate treatment goals in type 2 diabetes patients

An editorial in a February issue of American Family Physician proposes a simple way for physicians to communicate with patients about the best treatments for diabetes. The "lending a hand" illustration reprioritizes treatment goals, based on research on mortality reduction, to convey that glycemic control is no longer the primary intervention. [More]

Researchers explore possible link between metabolic defects and seizures

Researchers from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio are exploring a possible link between metabolic defects and seizures. They determined that diet could influence susceptibility to seizures, and they have identified a common diabetes drug that could be useful in treating disorders such as epilepsy. [More]
Bristol-Myers Squibb fourth quarter 2013 revenues increase 6% to $4.4 billion

Bristol-Myers Squibb fourth quarter 2013 revenues increase 6% to $4.4 billion

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company today reported results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2013. The fourth quarter was highlighted by the company's announcement to sell its diabetes business as part of the continued evolution of its successful BioPharma strategy to a specialty care model. The company achieved important regulatory milestones in the quarter for Eliquis in the U.S., daclatasvir/asunaprevir in Japan, daclatasvir in Europe and Farxiga in the U.S. In addition, the company provided financial guidance for 2014. [More]
European Commission approves ViiV Healthcare's Tivicay for treatment of HIV infected adults

European Commission approves ViiV Healthcare's Tivicay for treatment of HIV infected adults

ViiV Healthcare today announced that the European Commission has approved Tivicay (dolutegravir), an integrase inhibitor, for use in combination with other anti-retroviral medicinal products for the treatment of HIV infected adults and adolescents above 12 years of age. [More]

Traditional Chinese herbal medicines hold promise for slowing progression of diabetes

Traditional Chinese herbal medicines hold promise for slowing the progression from prediabetes to an official diabetes diagnosis, according to new research accepted for publication in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). [More]
FDA approves Farxiga tablets to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus

FDA approves Farxiga tablets to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus

AstraZeneca and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Farxiga™ [far-SEE-ga] (dapagliflozin), a once-daily oral treatment indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. [More]
GRADE study evaluates four new medications for Type 2 diabetes

GRADE study evaluates four new medications for Type 2 diabetes

The GRADE study at the University of Alabama at Birmingham had a special visitor in November. Red suit. Black boots. White beard. Belly that shook like a bowl full of jelly. A V.I.E. (Very Important Elf) visited this national clinical trial for Type 2 diabetes. [More]

Bristol-Myers Squibb signs agreement to sell global diabetes business

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company today announced that it has signed an agreement to sell its global diabetes business that was part of its collaboration with AstraZeneca. Under terms of the agreement, AstraZeneca will make an upfront payment of $2.7 billion to Bristol-Myers Squibb, with potential regulatory- and sales-based milestone payments of up to $1.4 billion and will make royalty payments based on net sales through 2025. [More]

Aerobic glycolysis is a cause of malignancy, show Berkeley Lab researchers

Metabolism was lost in the shadows of cancer research for decades but has recently been reclaiming some of the spotlight. Now, Mina Bissell, Distinguished Scientist with Berkeley Lab's Life Sciences Division and a leading authority on breast cancer, has shown that aerobic glycolysis - glucose metabolism in the presence of oxygen - is not the consequence of the cancerous activity of malignant cells but is itself a cancerous event. [More]

MicroBiome Therapeutics announces completion of $1.3M bridge financing

MicroBiome TherapeuticsTM LLC, today announced completion of a $1.3 million bridge financing. It is intended to support completion of the company's two ongoing clinical studies and preparations for further clinical trials of lead product NM504, a microbiome modulator in development for type 2 diabetes and prediabetes. The bridge financing was led by current investor BVM Capital, who was joined in the round by other existing MBT investors. [More]
Janssen receives complete response letter for canagliflozin/metformin FDC therapy for type 2 diabetes

Janssen receives complete response letter for canagliflozin/metformin FDC therapy for type 2 diabetes

Janssen Research & Development, LLC (Janssen) today announced it has received from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) a complete response letter regarding its New Drug Application (NDA) for a fixed-dose combination (FDC) of canagliflozin and immediate-release metformin to treat adults with type 2 diabetes. [More]