'Responsibly' priced Invokana debuts in India
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Janssen has launched its selective sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor Invokana (canagliflozin) for type 2 diabetes in India – sticking with its "commitment" of offering India-specific pricing for its products as far as possible.
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