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In this episode, hosts celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the approval of the first SGLT2 inhibitor, discuss announcements related to insulin pricing, and take a deep dive into 24-week data from the MOMENTUM trial.
The month of March has been kind to the diabetes community, both historically and in present day.
On March 29, 2013, the community unknowingly welcomed to the management armamentarium what would become a paradigm-shifting therapy in the SGLT2 inhibitor class, with the US Food and Drug Administration’s approval of canagliflozin (Invokana).
Fast-forward 10 years to March 2023 and the insulin for all movement saw its greatest victory to date with Eli Lilly and Company, Novo Nordisk, and Sanofi all announcing plans to significantly reduce the cost of insulin products.
In this special edition episode of Diabetes Dialogue: Technology, Therapeutics, and Real-World Perspectives, hosts Diana Isaacs, PharmD, an endocrine clinical pharmacist and coordinator of the Remote Monitoring Program at the Cleveland Clinic, and Natalie Bellini, DNP, program director of Diabetes Technology at University Hospitals Diabetes and Metabolic Care Center, tackle both of these topics and also break down interim results of phase 2 MOMENTUM trial examining Altimmune’s peptide-based GLP-1/glucagon dual receptor agonist, pemvidutide.
In a March 21 press release, Altimmune provided new insight into the trial with results from a 24-week interim analysis. Data from the trial indicate use of pemvidutide was associated with a mean reductions in mean body weight of 7.3%, 9.4% and 10.7% at the 1.2 mg, 1.8 mg, and 2.4 mg doses, respectively, with the placebo group experiencing a mean weight loss of 1.0% (P < 0.001). However, the release noted a discontinuation rate of 24.0% with pemvidutide, with approximately half of these withdrawals occurring as a result of gastrointestinal adverse events.5
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Relevant disclosures for Dr. Isaacs include Eli Lilly and Company, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi, Abbott Diabetes Care, Dexcom, Medtronic, and others. Relevant disclosures for Dr. Bellini include Abbott Diabetes Care.