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Lilly and Zealand scrap diabetes, obesity R&D collaboration

Eli Lilly and Zealand Pharma have scrapped their diabetes and obesity-focused R&D collaboration. The companies teamed up in 2013 to explore using novel peptides to treat Type 2 diabetes and obesity, but 21 months later have decided there is no point pursuing the program.

Sinocare said to bid $1B for Bayer diabetes devices, piping Panasonic

China's Sinocare reportedly has made a $1 billion bid for Germany-based Bayer's diabetes devices. As maker of blood-sugar monitors, Sinocare would be challenging a broader based company, Panasonic Healthcare, already months into discussions with the seller.

Pharma hikes prices on all sorts of meds, but hit diabetes hardest: Bloomberg

Twenty-seven drug brands took 20% price increases last year, and dozens saw prices at least double over the past 5 years, Bloomberg reports. Once again, the usual suspects top the price-increase lists. And diabetes products are conspicuously present.

Johns Hopkins team finds a new drug target for diabetes

Scientists at Johns Hopkins say they've identified a link between high blood sugar and an interference with mitochondria that could make for a prime new target in the field of diabetes drug research.

Sleep apnea therapy linked to lower risk for diabetes

An investigator at McGill University in Montreal says there's evidence to suggest that sleep apnea therapy can reduce the risk of developing diabetes.

Chinese drugmaker to build $60M API plant

Tonghua Dongbao Pharmaceutical will invest 367.2 million yuan ($59.21 million) to build a new facility to make insulin APIs, Reuters reported, citing a Chinese text press release from the country. The company, which already makes bulk insulin, needs the capacity to meet growing demand.

Takeda looks to settle thousands of Actos U.S. lawsuits for $2B

Takeda Pharmaceutical has offered $2.2 billion to settle all U.S. claims linked to its diabetes drug Actos as it battles thousands of cases and stretches legal resources even with some verdicts favorable, a report said April 1.

Glenmark on yo-yo string sales journey with diabetes generics in U.S.

Glenmark's marketing of a couple of diabetes generics in the United States continues to fluctuate like a yo-yo on a string. Now the India drugmaker can return the drugs to market until April 28.

Takeda touts CV data from alogliptin use in high-risk diabetes patients

Takeda Pharmaceutical said a post hoc study on alogliptin showed no increase in the composite rate of cardiovascular mortality and among high-risk patients with diabetes. The results were published in The Lancet.

U.S. biotech buying Belgian cell manufacturer for $25M

U.S.-based Orgenesis has been contracting for the sophisticated manufacturing capabilities of MaSTherCell as it moves to clinical trials with its process to reprogram human liver cells in people with Type 1 diabetes into insulin-producing cells. Now it will own them.