FDA approves inhaled form of insulin

June 28, 2014 10:47 PM

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FDA approves inhaled form of insulin

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new insulin drug that will allow diabetics to set needles aside at mealtimes and use inhalers instead.

Afrezza Inhalation Powder, however, is not a substitute for long-acting insulin. The new drug is intended to be used in combination with long-acting insulin for patients with type 1 diabetes, the FDA said. However, a clinical trial showed that Afrezza was effective in treating both types of diabetes...

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