FDA approves Jardiance for reduction of cardiovascular death
“Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus,” FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Division of Metabolism and Endocrinology Products Director Jean-Marc Guettier said. “Availability of antidiabetes therapies that can help people live longer by reducing the risk of cardiovascular death is an important advance for adults with type 2 diabetes.”
Death caused by cardiovascular disease is 70 percent higher in adults who have diabetes in comparison to adults who do not have the disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Furthermore, the CDC stated that patients who have diabetes also have a reduced life expectancy due to premature cardiovascular death.
The FDA approved Jardiance due to a study that was required by the agency when the treatment was first approved in 2014 as an additive to diet and exercise to help in the improvement of glycemic control in adults who have type 2 diabetes mellitus.
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