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FDA Approves First Combo Drug for Diabetes, Cholesterol
Date:10/7/2011

FRIDAY, Oct. 7 (HealthDay News) -- A first-of-a-kind pill that treats both type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday.

Juvisync is a prescription medication that contains two previously approved medicines, sitagliptin (Januvia) and simvastatin (Zocor). Sitagliptin helps lower blood sugar levels, and simvastatin reduces the amount of "bad" low-density lipoprotein in the blood.

Many of the estimated 20 million people in the United States with type 2 diabetes also have high cholesterol, the FDA researchers noted. The two conditions are associated with increased risk of chronic conditions, such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and blindness.

"This is the first product to combine a type 2 diabetes drug with a cholesterol-lowering drug in one tablet," Dr. Mary H. Parks, director of the division of metabolism and endocrinology products in the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, said in the news release.

One expert said the two-in-one pill might be of help to some patients.

"Certainly, as 20 million people are suffering with diabetes in this country, aggressive proactive prevention is critical," noted Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, a preventive cardiologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. "Perhaps this is the first medication which can help successfully address these significant and pervasive risk factors."

The Juvisync dosage strengths approved by the FDA are 100 milligrams (mg) of sitagliptin with 10 mg, 20 mg or 40 mg of simvastatin. The drug maker -- MSD International GmbH Clonmel, Co. of Ireland -- has promised to develop Juvisync doses with 50 mg/10 mg, 50 mg/20 mg, and 50 mg/40 mg of sitagliptin/simvastatin, according to an FDA news release.

Patients who require a 50-mg dose of sitagliptin should continue to use single-ingredient sitagliptin tablets with that dose until Juvisync with 50 mg of sitagliptin is available, the
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