FDA Approves Indian Drug Maker’s Diabetes Drug Trial

Cadilia Pharmaceuticals

| May 6, 2011

The drug discussed below is for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

The Food and Drug Administration has given Cadila Healthcare the go-ahead to conduct U.S. trials of its ZYGK1 drug for treating diabetes.

Cadila is a pharmaceutical company based in Ahmedabad, in India's Gujarat state. The firm does business in 90 countries.

ZYGK1 is an orally administered drug that acts as a glucose sensor in the pancreas and regulates glucose metabolism in the liver. It is considered a "new molecular entity," a chemical that has not been seen before in drugs. Because of its newness, an NME undergoes particularly intense scrutiny to prove its effectiveness and safety.

At this time, neither Cadila nor the FDA has given specifics about how the U.S. tests will proceed.


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Posted by Anonymous on 6 May 2011

I assume this is for type 2? Any type 1 benefit?

Posted by Anonymous on 10 May 2011

Very curious to know if we are talking about Type I or not. That would be wonderful.

Posted by Anonymous on 10 May 2011

Whether we are talking about Type 1 or Type 2, it is curious that other countries are making strides in new areas that the US has not ventured into.

Posted by Anonymous on 10 May 2011

I am so tired of all diabetics being lumped together!!!! Please, let's give Type 1 a different name, since it is completely different, but most anyone who doesn't have it doesn't realize this. I certainly would have thought that an article published by Diabetes Health would have at least made the distinction.

Posted by Anonymous on 11 May 2011

For a Diabetic publication not to clarify in your blurp if your talking type 1 or type 2 surprises me. nevertheless a sensor in a pancreas that is "non insulin producing" would be senseless and a signal that it is for type 2 Correct??????

Posted by Anonymous on 11 May 2011

If this Trial affects Type 1 I volunteer in advance!

Posted by Anonymous on 30 April 2012

i m a diabetologist in mumbai,India,Dr R.K.,any advance is most welcome

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