March 25, 2013

Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly are seeking regulatory approval for an experimental drug to treat Type 2 diabetes, the companies said.

March 22, 2013

A drug made by Novo Nordisk for Type 2 diabetes produced a 6% loss of weight in a trial of the drug in obese patients, the company said.

March 14, 2013

Mylan has settled a patent-infringement lawsuit filed by Shionogi over its generic version of a drug for diabetes, Mylan said.

March 13, 2013

It seems that Fluffy is getting a little fluffy as a new survey indicates that pet obesity is on the rise, particularly among cats.

March 8, 2013

Sales of glucose meters were slightly up over the holidays, reaching $67.7 million for the 12 weeks ended Dec. 30 across U.S. multi-outlets, according to SymphonyIRI Group data.

March 8, 2013

Drug maker Merck has hired celebrity chef and cookbook author Leticia Moreinos Schwartz as a spokeswoman to reach out to Hispanics living with Type 2 diabetes, the drug maker said.

March 7, 2013

The cost of diabetes has increased by more than $70 billion over the past five years, according to new research from the American Diabetes Association.

February 28, 2013

Harris Teeter on Thursday launched a donation card campaign to support JDRF, a charitable funder of research toward curing, treating and preventing Type 1 diabetes and its complications.

February 22, 2013

The YMCA is offering a demonstration project to show that its YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program — part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's broader National Diabetes Prevention Program — can lower the incidence of Type 2 diabetes and reduce medical costs incurred by Medicare. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation is funding the project, whereby YMCAs in 17 communities that deliver the program will offer it at no cost to 10,000 Medicare enrollees over the next three years, and the YMCA expects it to save Medicare $4.2 million over three years and $53 million over six years.

It's been said that, "It takes a village to raise a child," and because chronic disease is an issue that affects communities as a whole - not just individuals - it would make sense for community-based organizations to target a growing national health crisis like the diabetes epidemic.

February 19, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic diabetes drug made by Aurobindo Pharma, the drug maker said.

February 19, 2013

Mylan and Biocon have a deal to develop and sell generic insulin-analog products for diabetes, Mylan said.

February 19, 2013

The YMCA is sponsoring a diabetes-control program that some say could slow the disease's spread, according to published reports.

February 19, 2013

Control of A1C, blood pressure and cholesterol among patients with diabetes has improved markedly, but more room for improvement remains, according to a new study.

February 11, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration declined to approve two insulin products made by Danish drug maker Novo Nordisk, the company said Sunday.

February 8, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a generic diabetes drug made by Macleods Pharma, according to agency records.

February 8, 2013

While much of the attention to diabetes has focused on the dramatic rise of Type 2 diabetes among adults and children alike, a new study by a researcher in Philadelphia has found a spike in Type 1 diabetes among children as well.

February 7, 2013

Sam's Club will offer free heart health screenings at 563 of its stores on Saturday, the club retailer said.

February 6, 2013

Adults living with diabetes in the United States reported highest satisfaction using Roche Diabetes Care's Accu-Chek products compared with other blood-glucose-meter manufacturers, according to the inaugural J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Blood Glucose Meter Satisfaction Study.

February 4, 2013

A university research project to look at the potential effects on patient health of incorporating medication management strategies into existing care teams has won a grant from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores' philanthropic arm.

February 1, 2013

Face-to-face medication therapy management services can improve health outcomes for patients with diabetes, according to a new study.

February 1, 2013

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota and nearby healthcare institutions shows that patients with diabetes experience better outcomes when they undergo face-to-face medication therapy management sessions with pharmacists.

Drug Store News has reported enough about the benefits of MTM to fill a book, but a scientific study showing a demonstrable benefit to it only makes the case stronger. It speaks to the growing role of the pharmacist as a key member of the patient's healthcare team, every bit as important as nurses and doctors, and also points to a role of growing importance to pharmacy retailers themselves as they seek to distinguish themselves in the marketplace.

January 31, 2013

A nutritional supplement may help ward off gestational diabetes in pregnant women, according to a new study.

January 28, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved three new drugs for Type 2 diabetes made by Takeda, the agency said.

January 22, 2013

During its annual business review Tuesday, Johnson & Johnson announced that the recent introduction of the OneTouch Verio Glucose testing platform represented one of the first diabetes care devices to alert and display high/low patterns that deliver more meaningful and actionable insights to help patients better understand and manage their diabetes.