Navigation Links
183 New Medicines in Development for Diabetes
Date:12/11/2009

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nabe News in Brooklyn, New York recently reported that 183 new medicines are in development to fight diabetes. The report details a record number of drugs for this chronic disease currently in human clinical trials and awaiting approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The report was released by America's pharmaceutical research and biotechnology companies (PhRMA).

Diabetics do not produce or properly use insulin, a hormone needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy. This chronic disease affects 24.7 percent of Brooklyn's adults, or 449,900 people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"This killer thrives in communities like ours, where poverty and fast food are prevalent," said Dr. Richard Becker, president and CEO of the Brooklyn Hospital Center.

Rep. Edolphus Towns, who suffers from diabetes, attended the event at the Brooklyn Hospital Center as well.

"Developing new drugs to treat diabetes here in New York City will help address one of the major diseases affecting our community," the lawmaker said. Of New York's five boroughs, Brooklyn has the second highest rate of diabetes.

According to PhRMA, one of the drugs in development significantly improves long-term blood sugar control and targets the dysfunction of pancreas cells, a dysfunction that causes high sugar level in type 2 diabetes, the most common form of the disease. Another medicine in development stimulates the release of insulin only when glucose levels become too high and by suppressing appetite in patients with type 2 diabetes.

"The medicines now in the research pipelines are contributing significantly to the incredible progress made by America's pharmaceutical research and biotechnology companies in developing new treatments for diabetes and related conditions," said Ed Belkin, PhRMA vice president for communications and public affairs.

To read the full story, go to the Nabe News web site.

SOURCE Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America


'/>"/>
SOURCE Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. 92 Medicines and Vaccines now in Development for HIV/AIDS
2. New Report Offers Hope for Closing Health Gap for African Americans, With Nearly 700 Medicines in Pipeline
3. Thalidomide Pharmion(R) Receives Positive Opinion for Treatment of First-line Multiple Myeloma from European Medicines Agency
4. ActivBiotics Receives Orphan Drug Designation from the European Medicines Agency for Superoxide Dismutase Mimetic, M40403, in Oral Mucositis Indication
5. Pharmion and MethylGene Announce Orphan Drug Designation Granted by the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) for MGCD0103 for the Treatment of Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
6. Report on 750 New Medicines in Development for Cancer Released in Baton Rouge
7. European Medicines Agency Adopts Positive Opinion for Ranolazine for Treatment of Chronic Angina
8. AstraZeneca Submits sNDA for SEROQUEL XR(TM) for the Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder - a First for the Atypical Antipsychotic Class of Medicines
9. More Than 300 New Medicines Being Developed for Mental Illnesses
10. Report on 300 New Medicines in Development for Heart Disease and Stroke Released in Indianapolis
11. New Report Shows Record Number of Medicines in Development to Treat Leading Causes of Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... CLEMENTE, Calif. , June 24, 2016  American Respiratory Labs ... company, is now able to perform sophisticated lung assessments in patients, ... Technologies , Inc. Patients are no longer limited ... ndd,s EasyOne PRO ® , ARL patients like Jeanne R. of ... done in the comfort of her own home. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... LEXINGTON, Mass. , June 24, 2016   ... specialty pharmaceutical company developing innovative inhaled drugs, announced today ... when Russell Investments reconstituted its comprehensive set ... 2016. "This is an important milestone for ... "It will increase shareholder awareness of our progress in ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- MedSource announced today that it has selected Datatrial,s ... choice.  This latest decision demonstrates MedSource,s commitment to ... by offering a state-of-the-art electronic data capture (EDC) ... the EDC platform of choice in exchange for ... long been a preferred EDC platform by our ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the ... In terms of the latter, setting the bar too high can result in disappointment, ... just slow progress toward their goal. , Research from PsychTests.com reveals ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, ... at his family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his ... it. He would throw rocks at my other children and say he was going to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Diego, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... with the American Cancer Society and the Road To Recovery® program to drive cancer ... to seniors and other adults to ensure the highest quality of life and ongoing ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... to recognize Dr. Barry M. Weintraub as a prominent plastic surgeon and the ... in the world, and the most handsome men, look naturally attractive. Plastic surgery ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Venture Construction Group (VCG) sponsors Luke’s Wings 5th Annual ... Country Club at 1201 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, 20852. The event raised funds ... been wounded in battle and their families. Venture Construction Group is a 2016 Silver ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):