FDA expected to approve Januvia soon

The Financial Times notes that Merck's Januvia could be approved by the FDA as early as today. Januvia is a new type of diabetes drug that regulates sugar and insulin production. Analysts expect Januvia to be a blockbuster, which would be a welcome relief to the embattled Merck. But Merck won't own the DPP-IV inhibitor market for long. Novartis' Galvus is expected to get an approval next month.

- here's the report from MarketWatch on Januvia

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