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FDA approves diabetes drug indication to reduce CV risk

from Pharmacy Times

Officials with the FDA have approved a new indication for liraglutide (Victoza, Novo Nordisk), making it the only type 2 diabetes drug indicated to reduce the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events in adults, according to a press release from Novo. The approved indication is based on results from a clinical trial demonstrating that Victoza significantly reduced the risk of cardiovascular death, non-fatal heart attack or non-fatal stroke by 13 percent compared to a placebo, when added to standard care. more

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