After years of delay, drug maker Sanofi is almost ready to resubmit its type 2 diabetes treatment lixisenatide for Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, armed with a long-term study that the company hopes will squash any safety concerns posed by FDA panel advisors. Lixisenatide, which is already approved in Europe and marketed under the name Lyxumia, is a GLP-1 agonist that works similarly to already marketed drugs Byetta and Victoza. The drug was originally under review by an FDA advisory panel in 2013, but after Novo Nordisk’s GLP-1 drug was rejected due to safety concerns, Sanofi opted to pull lixisenatide’s ... Read More
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