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The Korean drug regulatory body has issued approval to drugmaker Chong Kun Dang for its generic version of Jardiance (empagliflozin), which is expected to hit the market in October 2025. Chong Kun Dang becomes the 50th company to receive approval for generic Jardiance.
In order to make diabetes treatment affordable, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), an Indian government regulatory agency, has capped the ceiling prices for 12 generic medicines. The medicines include glimepiride, metformin, glucose injection, and insulin.
Kate Hudson has recently posted a picture of herself in her underwear to raise money for breast cancer research. It is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Hudson posed in lingerie to support breast cancer research. She also shared some statistics about the disease.
A new study in mice has found that diet could play a key role in affecting cancer cells. In the study, researchers found that the calorie restriction diet in mice had a much greater effect on tumor growth than the keto diet and that’s because lipid shortages impair cancer cells.
Medical information website Medicine Net has explained how much carbs should a diabetic eat. It advises diabetics to consider getting half of their calories from carbs. For people with diabetes, keeping a check on their carb intake would help maintain steady blood sugar levels.
English singer Rob Halford has recently revealed that he battled prostate cancer last year, but now his cancer is in remission. In July 2020, he underwent prostatectomy surgery to get rid of the cancer. Halford said he encourages men to get checked frequently for the disease.
Kathy Griffin has recently shared on Instagram and Twitter that she took her third (booster) dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and the flu vaccine. She is eligible for a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine because she is an immunocompromised person.
A new study from Danish researchers has suggested that a widely used osteoporosis drug called Fosamax (alendronate) could reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. The study found that people who took Fosamax for at least eight years were less likely to develop type 2 diabetes.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted accelerated approval of Tivdak (tisotumab vedotin-tftv) for the treatment of metastatic cervical cancer in adults. The drug has been found effective at treating cervical cancer that has progressed on or after chemotherapy.
American sex educator and model Ericka Hart showed her breast cancer scars in the Chromat runway show. She later posted the photos on her Instagram account. Hart was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer in 2014 and she had to undergo a double mastectomy.