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April 9, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a change to the label of a Novo Nordisk drug stating that it offers superior blood-sugar control to a competing drug made by Merck, based on results of two clinical studies, Novo Nordisk said Monday.

March 19, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic version of a drug for treating and preventing osteoporosis in women after menopause, the agency said Monday.

March 6, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new formulation of a drug for postmenopausal women.

March 2, 2012

Watson has launched an authorized generic drug for treating postmenopausal women, the company said Friday.

February 23, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug for a rare disorder that previously had no approved medical therapies, the agency said.

February 6, 2012

Pregnant women with diabetes are almost four times more likely to have a baby with a birth defect than women without the condition, and the likelihood is linked to the mother's glucose level, according to a new study released by Newcastle University Monday.

February 3, 2012

Endocrinologists would prescribe a newly approved weekly treatment for Type 2 diabetes to one-fifth of their patients, a new survey showed.

February 1, 2012

Self-monitoring blood glucose levels in Type 2 diabetics not on an insulin regimen may contribute little to managing the disease, according to an analysis published online last month by The Cochran Library.

February 1, 2012

A new study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology examined the possible link between pancreatic cancer and drugs designed to treat diabetes, and found the association to be unclear.

January 5, 2012

Medtronic has launched a blood-glucose monitor that allows remote monitoring of blood-glucose levels, the company said.

December 8, 2011

A drug currently under clinical development for Type 2 diabetes produced "meaningful" reductions in blood sugar, according to results of a late-stage clinical study.

December 1, 2011

Many people with Type 2 diabetes have managed to integrate the treatments they must take into their daily lives, but many do not reach their blood-glucose goals after they start insulin therapy.

October 21, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new formulation of a testosterone therapy made by Watson Pharmaceuticals, the drug maker said Friday.

October 7, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug that it called the first single-pill combination treatment for Type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol.

September 21, 2011

A study published in the Sept. 20 issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, found a link between diabetes and the development of dementia.

September 16, 2011

A drug made by Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly showed "meaningful and durable" reductions in blood sugar in adults with Type 2 diabetes, according to results of a late-stage clinical trial presented Friday at a conference in Europe.

September 16, 2011

A diabetes drug made by Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca significantly reduced Type 2 diabetes patients' blood-sugar levels, compared with placebo, when added to insulin, according to results of a new study.

September 12, 2011

Patients treated with a long-acting drug for Type 2 diabetes experienced a reduction in cardiovascular health risk factors, according to results of a study presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes' annual meeting.

September 8, 2011

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and InnoCentive are calling for innovative ways to approach the discovery and development of a glucose-responsive insulin drug as a means to treat Type 1 diabetes.

August 25, 2011

Amgen has launched an educational campaign that targets women with postmenopausal osteoporosis at increased risk for fractures.

August 10, 2011

Soy isoflavone tablets do not appear to be associated with a reduction in bone loss or menopausal symptoms in women within the first five years of menopause, according to a report in the Aug. 8 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

July 22, 2011

The American Diabetes Association has released a new guide catering to diabetic women that are planning to expand their brood and those who develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy.

July 22, 2011

A study slated to appear in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, a publication of the Endocrine Society, found that adolescent girls that take the diabetes drug metformin may prevent or delay the development of polycystic ovary syndrome, a common cause of infertility.

July 6, 2011

Consuming nuts in place of carbohydrates may help improve long-term blood-sugar control and lower cholesterol levels among Type 2 diabetics, according to a new study.

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