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BC Pharmacare to cover SGLT-2 inhibitors and to delist the Lantus brand of insulin glargine U100

Announcements, Living With Diabetes

Yesterday BC Minister of Health Adrian Dix announced Pharmacare coverage of the SGLT-2 inhibitor class represented by empagliflozin (Jardiance). Although BCDiabetes would have preferred that all three SGLT2 inhibitors on the Canadian market be covered, the long overdue announcement was most welcome news. Our readers will be aware of the long-running BCDiabetes advocacy campaign for […]


Third SGLT2 inhibitor to be marketed in Canada


Empagliflozin “Jardiance” is the third member of the SGLT2 inhibitor class to be marketed in Canada.  Like the other two members of the class (canagliflozin “Invokana” and dapagliflozin “Forxiga”) it lowers blood sugar and weight by causing wasting of sugar/glucose in the urine.  This results in increased urine volumes in all patients and a tripling […]


U.S. FDA warns on SGLT2 inhibitors, a class of type 2 diabetes drugs

Announcements, Research

This past Friday the US Federal Drug Administration released a warning that some newer type 2 diabetes drugs, known as SGLT2 inhibitors, may cause ketoacidosis, or dangerously high levels of blood acids that could require hospitalization. The warning comes from the US, but what does this mean for Canada. Our Medical Director, Dr. Tom Elliott, lets us know. […]

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