J&J's first-in-class Invokana gets FDA OK for type 2 diabetes

04/1/2013 | HealthDay News · Reuters · Wall Street Journal, The

The FDA approved Johnson & Johnson's Invokana, or canagliflozin, as an adjunct therapy to diet and exercise in adults with type 2 diabetes. The drug, from J&J unit Janssen Pharmaceuticals, is the first sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitor approved for diabetes. The approval was based on data from nine late-stage studies that showed improvements in hemoglobin A1c levels and fasting blood sugar levels.

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