Heart Failure A Key Future Market For Jardiance?
EMPEROR-Reduced Underscores SGLT2 Benefits
Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly’s SGLT2 inhibitor Jardiance (empagliflozin) reduces cardiovascular deaths and hospitalizations in certain heart failure patients regardless of whether they have diabetes, and regulatory submissions are expected for the additional indication later this year.
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Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly have gained a US approval for their SGLT2 inhibitor empagliflozin in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, which could be extended further in coming months to other types of heart failure, adding to the products competing in this previously neglected therapeutic area.
Boehringer Ingelheim’s incoming India managing director outlines intent to scale up in areas including diabetes and stroke, as the private German multinational seeks to move up the rankings in the competitive Indian market. Enabling the global pipeline in field including immunology, CNS and oncology also part of the effort.
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