Jardiance Is The Star Of Boehringer’s Show, But Micardis Drag Spoils The Party
Jardiance growth offsets Micardis woes as the German major updates the industry on its H1.
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Heading into Phase III in 2019 is Lilly's dual agonist of GLP-1 and GIP, which has shown notable therapeutic effects on blood sugar and body weight in type 2 diabetics in a mid-stage clinical study. Meanwhile Lilly/Boehringer Ingelheim's SGLT2 inhibitor, empagliflozin, is being discussed with regulators with regard to its use in type 1 diabetics, an additional indication, following the release of full results from the EASE Phase III program.
Leading the pack with partner Lilly in the expansion of diabetes medication into cardiovascular protection, Boehringer Ingelheim looks set to build this year on its healthy 2016 growth. The completion of its acquisition of Sanofi's Mérial animal health business in January will also boost future sales.
Boehringer Ingelheim/Lilly’s Jardiance has become one of the first of the newer antidiabetic agents to be viewed favorably by Germany's health technology assessment body, the G-BA. The surprise ruling paves the way for favorable pricing discussions.