PARIS, France, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) today announced new results of a large-scale epidemiological program, conducted by independent researchers in the northern European countries, at Kaiser Permanente in Northern and Southern California, and at the University of North Carolina in the United States, providing further evidence that there was no increased risk of cancer in people with diabetes treated with Lantus® (insulin glargine [rDNA origin] injection), compared to those treated with other insulins. These data were presented at the American Diabetes Association 72nd Scientific Sessions.
Aiming to evaluate cancer risk in diabetes and generate comprehensive insulin glargine exposure data from large databases, the epidemiological program sponsored by Sanofi is the largest observational program designed for this purpose to date.
These new results reinforce the established safety profile of Lantus®, complementing the existing wealth of data already available(1) resulting from more than 80,000 patients enrolled in clinical trials and over 47 million patient-years(2) of treatment exposure to insulin glargine.
"Sanofi welcomes the results of the Northern European and United States epidemiological studies further supporting the safety of Lantus®," said Jean-Pierre Lehner, Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, Sanofi. "These findings reassure healthcare professionals, people living with diabetes and their caregivers of the safety profile of Lantus®."
Northern European Database Study [American Diabetes Association 72nd Scientific Sessions Symposium CT-SY13]
This study is the largest of its kin
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