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Biologics application submitted for osteoporosis drug

July 23, 2016

A Biologics License Application for romosozumab, an investigational monoclonal antibody much anticipated as a therapy for the treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women at high risk for fracture, has been submitted to the FDA by co-developers Amgen and UCB, according to a press release from Amgen.

Romosozumab inhibits the protein sclerostin to increase bone formation and decrease bone resorption.

In the Journals

Female physicians make 'substantially' less than male counterparts

July 22, 2016
Significant salary differences exist between male and female physicians at public medical schools, according to findings published in JAMA Internal Medicine. This gap…

Nearly half of physicians see fewer patients each day due to EHR use

July 22, 2016
Physicians have mixed feelings about electronic health record usage, according to a report published by Physicians Practice. The 2016 Tech Report included an annual…

Social media/mobile intervention yields short-term weight loss in young adults

July 22, 2016
Young adults with overweight and obesity randomly assigned to a technology-based weight-loss intervention saw short-term reductions in body weight, but did not lose more…
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The Emerging Biosimilar Therapeutic Landscape: Scientific Foundations and Clinical Implications

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC.

Recent processes have been established to facilitate the production, validation, and utilization of biosimilars…
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VIDEO: FLAT-SUGAR investigators continue to explore role of glucose variability in diabetes-related complications

June 13, 2016
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Diabetic Eye 2015: New Concepts in Screening, Managing, and Referral

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Allergan, Inc.

Despite a number of effective treatment options, diabetic eye disease is a leading cause of vision loss in the United…
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Biologics application submitted for osteoporosis drug

July 23, 2016
A Biologics License Application for romosozumab, an investigational monoclonal antibody much anticipated as a therapy for the treatment of…

In the Journals

Female physicians make 'substantially' less than male counterparts

July 22, 2016
Significant salary differences exist between male and female physicians at public medical schools, according to findings published in JAMA Internal

Nearly half of physicians see fewer patients each day due to EHR use

July 22, 2016
Physicians have mixed feelings about electronic health record usage, according to a report published by Physicians Practice. The 2016 Tech Report…

Social media/mobile intervention yields short-term weight loss in young adults

July 22, 2016
Young adults with overweight and obesity randomly assigned to a technology-based weight-loss intervention saw short-term reductions in body weight…

FDA News

FDA advisory panel recommends CGM as replacement for SMBG

July 22, 2016
An FDA advisory panel recommended a change in intended use for Dexcom’s G5 Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring System, a move that, if…

DOJ sues to block mergers between Anthem and Cigna, Aetna and Humana

July 21, 2016
The U.S. Department of Justice, along with attorneys general from Washington, D.C., and several states, sued to block Aetna's acquisition of Humana…

Survey: Patients willing to take action to reach HbA1c targets quicker than providers believe

July 21, 2016
Adults with type 2 diabetes are more willing to target lower HbA1c levels and act quickly than their physicians believe, according to survey results…

FDA News

FDA advisory panel to discuss CGM as replacement for SMBG

July 21, 2016
An FDA advisory panel will vote today on whether to recommend a change in intended use for Dexcom’s G5 Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring…

In the Journals

Fatty pancreas not linked to future diabetes risk

July 20, 2016
An association of fatty pancreas with future type 2 diabetes can be explained by fatty liver and obesity, according to results of a 5-year study…

In the Journals

Hypoglycemia linked to CVD, mortality in type 1 diabetes

July 20, 2016
Patients with type 1 diabetes who experienced severe hypoglycemic events in the past year faced an increased risk for death or cardiovascular disease…

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