Content about Albiglutide

April 15, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday announced that it approved Tanzeum (albiglutide) subcutaneous injection, which is used to improve glycemic control in adults with Type 2 diabetes.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday announced that it has approved Tanzeum (albiglutide) subcutaneous injection, which is used to improve glycemic control in adults with Type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes affects approximately 24 million people and accounts for more than 90% of diabetes cases diagnosed in the United States.

January 21, 2013

Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline is seeking Food and Drug Administration approval for a new treatment for Type 2 diabetes, the drug maker said.

LONDON — Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline is seeking Food and Drug Administration approval for a new treatment for Type 2 diabetes, the drug maker said.

GSK announced the submission to the FDA of a regulatory approval application for albiglutide. The drug is not approved in any market yet, and the company plans to also seek approval in the European Union this year.

GSK assumed control of albiglutide with its $3.6 billion acquisition of Human Genome Sciences, announced last July.