The Canadian PressApril 15, 2014 17:02
WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it approved a new injectable drug from GlaxoSmithKline plc for adults with Type 2 diabetes.
The agency cleared the company's drug, Tanzeum, to help patients control their blood sugar levels, in combination with diet and exercise.
Glaxo's new drug is part of the GLP-1 agonist class of drugs, which includes two other popular injected diabetes drugs, Byetta and Bydureon. GLP-1 is a hormone that helps regulate blood sugar levels.