Axium Healthcare Pharmacy earns award in Orlando
LAKE MARY, Fla. — The Orlando, Fla., chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth has selected independent specialty pharmacy provider Axium Healthcare Pharmacy as the winner of one of its top awards.
ACG Orlando selected Axium as the recipient of the 2011 SMART Award in the Healthcare & Life Sciences category. ACG Orlando recognizes companies each year based on the value they bring to the region in terms of corporate culture, growth, business creativity and economic contribution.
“We’re proud to be recognized as a recipient of the 2011 SMART Awards,” Axium president and CEO Mark Montgomery said in a statement. “It is through consistent hard work and commitment of the Axium team that has driven the company’s significant growth over the past few years.”
Takeda pulls two diabetes drugs off French market
OSAKA, Japan — Two diabetes drugs made by Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. have been pulled from the market in France due to evidence that their use may increase the risk of bladder cancer, Takeda said.
Takeda said its French subsidiary, Laboratoires Takeda, would withdraw Actos (pioglitazone) and Competact (pioglitazone and metformin). In addition, Takeda said it was cooperating with the European Medicines Agency in a pan-European of pioglitazone. Competact is marketed in the United States under the brand name Actoplus Met.
In June, the Food and Drug Administration warned that use of pioglitazone for more than one year could be associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer, and the agency said information about the risk would be added to the labeling of products containing the drug, which remains available in the United States.
Eli Lilly & Co., Disney partner to create lifestyle media for families affected by Type 1 diabetes
INDIANAPOLIS — Eli Lilly & Co. and Disney are collaborating to produce a dedicated lifestyle website and publications for families affected by Type 1 diabetes, the two companies said Thursday.
Lilly Diabetes announced the launch of a partnership with Disney Online and Disney Publishing Worldwide to provide inspiration, education and practical advice to families with children who have the disease. Resources include a special hub at Family.com/Type1 and a series of custom books by Disney’s publishing arm for children of various ages and stages of life with diabetes.
More than 13,000 young people are diagnosed every year in the United States with Type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disorder formerly known as childhood-onset diabetes.