I can’t help it. This reminds me of the movie City Slickers, in which one of the characters has messed up his life, and his friends tell him he’s getting a “do-over.” The young company Dance Pharmaceuticals, based in downtown San Francisco, is basically on a mission to salvage the good parts of Pfizer’s failed inhaled insulin Exubera (not the awkward delivery device!) and launch a second coming of the base product that is “simpler,…Read more »
Happy New Year, everyone! I’ve been mostly off-line this past week, attempting to enjoy the “break” while cleaning and sorting out our fresh-from-construction home. But even in that daze, I couldn’t help noticing all the fuss about MannKind’s Afrezza, which was supposed to be ruled upon by the FDA on Dec. 29.
The FDA has requested an additional four weeks to make a decision on this new inhalable insulin, after having postponed the decision by…
Earlier this week, Novo Nordisk released results of a sweeping new survey about how patients — both type 1 and type 2 — struggle with insulin therapy, and what doctors accredit that to.
Entitled the Global Attitudes of Patients and Physicians in Insulin Therapy (GAPPTM), the survey was conducted among almost 3,000 physicians and patients in eight countries “with the objective to learn what they perceive to be the biggest functional and emotional unfulfilled needs…
Today, Sanofi-Aventis announced that it’s getting into the glucose meter manufacturing business, by partnering with a small company known for highly accurate meter technology, AgaMatrix (makers of WaveSense products, based on a patented electrochemistry formula).
Reports say the new Sanofi-branded meters will be out later this year, and that this move is part of a larger strategy to help Sanofi offer a “full diabetes management solution” — beyond its insulins, Lantus and Apidra, and the…
Wishing you and yours a wonderful long weekend.
By way of season’s greetings, a favorite scene from a Christmas classic:
See? You don’t’ have to celebrate Christmas yourself to enjoy this majorly frolicsome film — although you do have to be American, it seems. My German husband didn’t find it funny at all. (Don’t know what you’re missin’, Buddy)
And btw, here’s what that precious Red Ryder BB gun might have looked like if little…Read more »