FDA Approves Lilly's Once-Weekly Shot For Diabetes

September 18, 2014 9:06 PM

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The FDA said today that it had approved dulaglutide, Lilly’s once-weekly injection to control blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. The drug will be marketed under the brand name of Trulicity.

The FDA said that the safety and efficacy of Trulicity, a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, had been studied in 3,342 type 2 diabetics. The drug can be given as monotherapy or in combination with other diabetes drugs including metformin, sulfonylurea, thiazolidinediones, and prandia...

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