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FDA advisory committee supports insulin degludec/liraglutide for type 2 diabetes

May 24, 2016

An FDA advisory panel unanimously recommended approval for a fixed combination of insulin degludec and liraglutide for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

The Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee voted 16-0 Tuesday in favor of a new drug application for insulin degludec and liraglutide (IDegLira), a fixed-ratio combination of a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist and a basal insulin. Insulin degludec (Tresiba) and liraglutide (Victoza) are both approved agents; the drug combination is developed by Novo Nordisk.

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Diabetic Retinopathy: The Importance of Early Screening, Referral, and Management

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