Merck, Pfizer Partner Diabetes Drug Gets FDA Ok

Dec. 21, 2017

Steglatro, a new drug developed by Merck and Pfizer, won U.S. approval to treat type II diabetes.

The oral drug, which is an SGLT2 inhibitor, will compete with J&J’s Invokana, AstraZeneca’s Farxiga, and Eli Lilly and Boehringer Ingelheim’s Jardiance.

Steglatro was approved as a single therapy and in fixed-dose combinations with Merck’s diabetes drug Januvia or with metformin, an older generic treatment

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