Two shots in one

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Yesterday the US Food and Drug Administration approved two new medications – both are shots & each is a combination of two different classes of medication in one shot: a basal long-acting insulin and a GLP-1 receptor agonist. The Novo Nordisk product combines Tresiba, an insulin not yet available in Canada and Victoza while the Sanofi product combines Lantus and Lyxumia, a GLP-1 agonist not yet available in Canada.

While it is likely that neither of these products will be available in Canada for a year or more it is good news for individuals with diabetes who are currently on two different shots – soon it may just be one shot, and at a lower price.

This photo shows Lantus & Victoza.

For more information see http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN13G2K5.

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