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September 16, 2015
Findings from a head-to-head trial have demonstrated a significantly greater reduction in blood sugar for liraglutide compared to lixisenatide in adults with type 2 diabetes

Findings from a head-to-head trial comparing Victoza® (liraglutide) and lixisenatide, both in combination with metformin, have demonstrated a significantly greater reduction in blood sugar (measured by HbA1c) for liraglutide compared to lixisenatide in adults with type 2 diabetes. (1) The results from the LIRA-LIXI trial were announced at the 51st Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Stockholm, Sweden.

 

January 20, 2015
Moderate chronic kidney disease affects up to 40% of all people with type 2 diabetes in the UK, which is approximately one million people (1,2). Type 2 diabetes costs the NHS a total of £21.8 billion in 2010/2011, with the complications of chronic kidney disease accounting for an estimated £753.8 million. These figures are predicted to rise to £35.6 billion for type 2 diabetes and £1.3 billion for kidney disease in people with type 2 diabetes by 2035/36 (3). The licence extension for Victoza® (liraglutide) increases clinicians’ prescribing options to help patients with both conditions achieve glucose control.
  • Moderate chronic kidney disease affects up to 40% of all people with type 2 diabetes in the UK, which is approximately one million people (1,2).
  • Type 2 diabetes costs the NHS a total of £21.8 billion in 2010/2011, with the complications of chronic kidney disease accounting for an estimated £753.8 million. These figures are predicted to rise to £35.6 billion for type 2 diabetes and £1.3 billion for kidney disease in people with type 2 diabetes by 2035/36 (3).
September 10, 2010
New NHS guidance has recommended the use of an injectable drug that could benefit many people with Type 2 diabetes

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July 7, 2009
A once-a-day injection which stimulates the release of insulin has been launched to treat type 2 diabetes and obese people

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June 8, 2009
Two-year data show investigational drug Victoza is more effective at lowering blood sugar than glimepiride

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May 6, 2009
Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) recommends approval of Novo Nordisk's Victoza (liraglutide) for type 2 diabetes

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