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Bristol-Myers Squibb signs agreement to sell global diabetes business

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]
DPP-4 inhibitors may reduce risk of autoimmune diseases

DPP-4 inhibitors may reduce risk of autoimmune diseases

Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors commonly used to control blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes may also reduce the risk of autoimmune diseases in these patients, according to research presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting in San Diego. [More]

Short-term blood sugar control in diabetes patients has limited effect on risk of cardiovascular problems

An international study has shown that short-term blood sugar control in patients with diabetes has a limited effect on their risk of cardiovascular problems, such as heart disease and stroke. [More]
Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca announce top line results of Phase 4 SAVOR-TIMI-53 clinical trial of Onglyza

Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca announce top line results of Phase 4 SAVOR-TIMI-53 clinical trial of Onglyza

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) and AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) today announced top line results of the Phase 4 SAVOR-TIMI-53 (Saxagliptin Assessment of Vascular Outcomes Recorded in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus) clinical trial of Onglyza ® (saxagliptin). [More]
EU approves Forxiga for treatment of type 2 diabetes

EU approves Forxiga for treatment of type 2 diabetes

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and AstraZeneca today announced that the European Commission has approved Forxiga (dapagliflozin) tablets for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in the European Union. Forxiga is a selective and reversible inhibitor of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) that works independently of insulin to help remove excess glucose from the body, a unique mode of action not seen in any other currently available treatments for type 2 diabetes. [More]

Bristol-Myers Squibb completes acquisition of Amylin

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and AstraZeneca announced that following the successful completion of the acquisition of Amylin Pharmaceuticals by Bristol-Myers Squibb, AstraZeneca has made an initial payment of approximately $3.2 billion to Amylin Pharmaceuticals, now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bristol-Myers Squibb. [More]

Bristol-Myers Squibb to acquire Amylin

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that Bristol-Myers Squibb will acquire Amylin for $31.00 per share in cash, pursuant to a cash tender offer and second step merger, or an aggregate purchase price of approximately $5.3 billion. [More]
European Commission approves ONGLYZA as combination therapy with insulin for type 2 diabetes

European Commission approves ONGLYZA as combination therapy with insulin for type 2 diabetes

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and AstraZeneca today announced that the European Commission has approved ONGLYZA (saxagliptin) for use as a combination therapy with insulin (with or without metformin) to improve blood sugar (glycaemic) control in adult patients with type 2 diabetes. [More]
ONGLYZA used with insulin maintains improvement in glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes

ONGLYZA used with insulin maintains improvement in glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and AstraZeneca today announced results from an investigational Phase 3b clinical study in which the addition of ONGLYZA (saxagliptin) 5 mg to ongoing insulin therapy (with or without metformin) maintained reductions of blood sugar levels (glycosylated hemoglobin levels, or HbA1c) in adult patients with type 2 diabetes compared to the addition of placebo (with or without metformin) from 24 to 52 weeks. [More]

European Commission approves BMY's ONGLYZA to treat type 2 diabetes

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and AstraZeneca today announced that the European Commission has approved a label update for ONGLYZA in the treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes who have moderate or severe renal impairment. The approved dosage for the patient group is a new once-daily 2.5 mg dose. [More]
FDA approves ONGLYZA to treat type 2 diabetes patients with renal impairment

FDA approves ONGLYZA to treat type 2 diabetes patients with renal impairment

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and AstraZeneca today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the inclusion of data from two clinical studies in an update to the ONGLYZA U.S. Prescribing Information for adult type 2 diabetes patients. [More]

New research: Fluid retention may explain drugs' risk of strokes and heart attacks

New research shows that medications which have raised safety concerns over heart attack and stroke risks may not have gotten approval from the Food and Drug Administration if the cardiovascular effects of fluid retention had been better understood. Fluid retention may explain the increased risk of heart attacks and strokes of medications such as Vioxx, Bextra, and Avandia. [More]

Body weight loss influences prescribing decisions for type 2 diabetes

Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that, for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, surveyed endocrinologists and managed care organization's (MCOs) pharmacy directors agree that body weight loss is one of the attributes that most influences their decisions regarding prescribing and tier placement decisions. [More]

FDA approved KOMBIGLYZE XR for type 2 diabetes mellitus now available in pharmacies

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, and AstraZeneca today announced that KOMBIGLYZE™ XR (saxagliptin and metformin HCl extended-release), approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on November 5, 2010, is now available by prescription in pharmacies across the United States. [More]
Study: ONGLYZA and metformin improve HbA1c levels for adult patients with type 2 diabetes at 76-weeks

Study: ONGLYZA and metformin improve HbA1c levels for adult patients with type 2 diabetes at 76-weeks

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and AstraZeneca today announced results up to 76-weeks from a Phase 3 study of ONGLYZA(TM) (saxagliptin) as initial combination therapy with metformin, which produced long-term glycemic improvement (as measured by glycosylated hemoglobin level (HbA1c)) in treatment-naive adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus inadequately controlled on diet and exercise compared to treatment with an investigational 10 mg dose of saxagliptin or metformin alone. [More]
Bristol-Myers Squibb reports 11% increase in first-quarter 2010 revenue

Bristol-Myers Squibb reports 11% increase in first-quarter 2010 revenue

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company today reported strong sales and earnings growth for the first quarter of 2010. [More]

ONGLYZA-metformin combination: FDA accepts NDA for review

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and AstraZeneca today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review a New Drug Application (NDA) for an investigational fixed dose combination of ONGLYZA™ (saxagliptin), a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP4) inhibitor, and metformin HCl extended-release tablets as a once-daily treatment for type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults. [More]

Bristol-Myers Squibb, AstraZeneca commence SAVOR-TIMI 53 trial of ONGLYZA for type 2 diabetes

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and AstraZeneca today announced the commencement of the “Saxagliptin Assessment of Vascular Outcomes Recorded in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus” trial, a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 4 study, to evaluate treatment with ONGLYZA™ (saxagliptin), a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor, in adult type 2 diabetes patients with cardiovascular risk factors. [More]
Health Canada approves ONGLYZA for type 2 diabetes treatment

Health Canada approves ONGLYZA for type 2 diabetes treatment

Bristol-Myers Squibb Canada and AstraZeneca Canada today announced that Health Canada has approved ONGLYZA(TM) (saxagliptin) which improves all three key measures of glycemic control - hemoglobin A1c (A1c), fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and post-prandial glucose (PPG) - when taken in combination with other commonly used oral anti-diabetic agents (metformin or a sulfonylurea). [More]
Bristol-Myers Squibb reports strong sales and earnings growth for third quarter 2009

Bristol-Myers Squibb reports strong sales and earnings growth for third quarter 2009

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company today reported strong sales and earnings growth for the third quarter 2009. [More]