7. Drug updates

FDA approves Jardiance to reduce cardiovascular death in type 2 diabetes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new indication for Jardiance (empagliflozin) to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death in adult patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease. The recommendation was made based on data from the landmark EMPA-REG OUTCOME® trial, which found that JARDIANCE significantly reduced the risk of the combined endpoint of CV death, non-fatal heart attack or non-fatal stroke by 14 percent when added to standard of care in type 2 diabetes and established CV disease. The primary finding was a 38 percent reduction in CV death, with no significant difference in the risk of non-fatal heart attack or non-fatal stroke.

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