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Boston Therapeutics files for approval of generic diabetes drug

Seeks approval for version of Bristol-Myers Squibb's Glucophage

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Boston Therapeutics is seeking approval for a generic version of a pill for Type 2 diabetes, the drug maker said.

Boston Therapeutics announced that it had filed an application with the Food and Drug Administration for chewable metformin tablets. The drug is a version of Bristol-Myers Squibb's Glucophage.

"Metformin is one of the most widely prescribed diabetes drugs in the world, and our neural chemistry polysaccharide formulation will benefit prediabetic and diabetic patients," Boston Therapeutics CEO David Platt said. "This new option in treatments fits into our pipeline of other diabetes therapeutics, including Ipoxyn for limb ischemia and PAZ-320 for blood glucose management."

 

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