AstraZeneca’s Farxiga Approval In Heart Failure A First For SGLT2 Inhibitors
Farxiga, with a new indication to prevent hospitalization for heart failure in type 2 diabetes patients, is the first drug among the SGLT2 class to gain this indication outside of diabetics with renal disease.
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AstraZeneca has got off to a strong start in 2020, with the FDA granting a fast review for its diabetes drug Farxiga in heart failure and China approving Lokelma for hyperkalemia.
Philadelphia is due to host the American Heart Association (AHA) meeting for the first time from 16-18 November, with the conference taking place in its condensed three-day format for just the second time. Scrip takes a look at the expected highlights.
Ruud Dobber oversees AstraZeneca’s biopharmaceuticals division, which generates some 40% of group total revenues. He tells Scrip to “Watch this space.”