Diabetes drug meets study goal

09/21/2010 | Bloomberg Businessweek

Adding AstraZeneca and Bristol-Myers Squibb's dapagliflozin to glimepiride, an older diabetes treatment, proved effective in reducing the level of blood sugar in Type 2 diabetics during a late-stage study compared with placebo plus glimepiride. Patients who received dapagliflozin also achieved more weight loss and better oral glucose tolerance after 24 weeks of treatment.

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