AstraZeneca/Bristol's Diabetes Drug Onglyza Cleared
This article was originally published in The Pink Sheet Daily
AstraZeneca hints that drug could be priced lower than Merck's blockbuster Januvia.
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Even though both components are already marketed, firm might have to do another study for fixed-dose combination of DPP-4 inhibitor saxagliptin and SGLT2 inhibitor dapagliflozin.
Large outcomes studies showed neither cardiovascular harm nor benefit with BMS/AstraZeneca’s saxagliptin or Takeda’s alogliptin, prompting some commenters to question whether FDA’s blanket approach to CV safety for all antidiabetic agents needs adjustment.
Bristol and AstraZeneca announced mixed results from a post-marketing study for their diabetes drug Onglyza that will likely have no commercial ramifications for the drug, which has been a disappointment since its launch in 2009.