BI/Lilly's Jardiance Takes On AstraZeneca's Farxiga With Heart Failure Approval
Blockbuster Gets EU Green Light For HFrEF
Cardiologists in Europe who have so far been unwilling to embrace the SGLT2 class now have two drugs approved for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, with Jardiance soon to join Farxiga on the market, potentially attractive options especially for their diabetic patients.
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