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New Diabetes Drug Approved

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Januvia is the newest drug to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of diabetes. It's a once-a-day pill. The biggest advantage of Januvia is that it doesn't cause weight gain, nausea or episodes of low blood sugar, unlike existing diabetes medication.

Januvia is in a new class of drugs called DPP-IV inhibitors. They work by enhancing levels of a natural protein called GLP-1, which stimulates the pancreas to produce insulin without encouraging the liver to make glucose.

The price of Januvia, which is made by Merck, is expected to be $4.86 per day.



Source:
The American Diabetes Association



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