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Diabetes UK

This page shows the latest Diabetes UK news and features for those working in and with pharma, biotech and healthcare.

Merck to pilot digital behavioural change programme

Merck to pilot digital behavioural change programme

Merck last year received UK approval for its mature oral diabetes drug Glucophage (metformin) to treat non-diabetic hyperglycaemia or pre-diabetes and is looking to add ‘beyond the pill’ services ... Meanwhile, Roche acquired smartphone-based

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  • Roche offers diabetes digital health programme to UK patients Roche offers diabetes digital health programme to UK patients

    Partners with OurPath for its six-week lifestyle management programme. Roche has beefed up its diabetes digital health services, launching a lifestyle management programme for patients in the UK and Ireland. ... Brett Lewis, general manager of Roche

  • MHRA joins Instagram as part of Yellow Card drive MHRA joins Instagram as part of Yellow Card drive

    UK medicines regulator follows in the footsteps of NICE in using the channel. ... month. NICE has focused on AMR and diabetes to date, while the UK medicines regulator has so far been using Instgram to encourage the use of its Yellow Card scheme.

  • Sanofi’s diabetes IMPACT programme wins at PMEA 2017 Sanofi’s diabetes IMPACT programme wins at PMEA 2017

    IMPACT’, which was described by PMEA’s judges as “ambitious yet successful”, made a case for better diabetes control as the disease costs the NHS around £10bn annually. ... The programme - which Sanofi worked on in collaboration with Diabetes UK

  • Novo Nordisk invests £115m in Oxford diabetes unit Novo Nordisk invests £115m in Oxford diabetes unit

    on the discovery and development of new drugs for type 2 diabetes and complications such as kidney and nerve damage. ... UK manufacturing facilities, while Alnylam has said it will set up its European headquarters in the country.

  • Sanofi launches ‘Highs & Lows’ diabetes awareness campaign Sanofi launches ‘Highs & Lows’ diabetes awareness campaign

    Dr Mike Baxter, medical therapy expert at Sanofi UK, said: “Our research shows that there is a need in the UK for better support for people with type 2 diabetes - not ... Consequently, the level of diabetic control in a large number of people with

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  • Quality in Care Diabetes 2018: the best in innovative diabetes care Quality in Care Diabetes 2018: the best in innovative diabetes care

    Now in its eighth year, QiC Diabetes rewards initiatives undertaken in the UK and Ireland to improve outcomes and quality of life for people living with diabetes – spanning people with type ... As one of the first diabetes UK clinical champions, Dr

  • Mylan sees the UK paving the way for an insulin game changer Mylan sees the UK paving the way for an insulin game changer

    The fertile UK landscape is an alluring springboard for biosimilars, with Mylan recording strong uptakes in previous launches. ... biosimilars. “The UK can take the lead on showing other countries how to properly manage the opportunity of

  • Positive disruption in business intelligence Positive disruption in business intelligence

    In an analysis of 47, 000 UK HCP posts about type 2 diabetes, 58% of mentions of named drugs were about drug trial data. ... Take the recent recommendation by NICE, the UK’s drug-spending policymaker, of Kadcyla, the breast cancer treatment launched by

  • Transforming B2B healthcare marketing Transforming B2B healthcare marketing

    Instead, the shoes represented the number of people who lose a limb to diabetes each week. ... Of course, the shop also had the ‘what’ and the ‘how’ covered too, with Diabetes UK staff on-site to dispense information and the ‘Know Your Risk’

  • The future of communications is closer than you think The future of communications is closer than you think

    Physician predictions: patient interaction. We talked to Dr Partha Kar, a Diabetes Consultant in the UK, to understand how technology is helping to support better doctor-patient interactions today and what ... You have diabetes. You are the expert. I am

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  • Ashfield, Health Unlimited and Ashley Communications add to their teams Ashfield, Health Unlimited and Ashley Communications add to their teams

    Pierre Van Weperen (pictured above) has joined Ashfield as its commercial and patient solutions managing director for the UK. ... Van Weperen was most recently at diabetes giant Novo Nordisk, where he worked on delivering insulin and GLP1 biosimilar

  • Janssen's Matthew Kirby takes up senior role at Wilmington Healthcare Janssen's Matthew Kirby takes up senior role at Wilmington Healthcare

    Kirby sent seven years at the pharma firm, most recently serving as regional business manager in the UK for its diabetes sales team across the south east.

  • Hayward Medical Communications adds to its team Hayward Medical Communications adds to its team

    Thomas joins the Newmarket, UK-based agency as its new business director and he arrives from Aegate, a company that focuses on the digital authentication of medicines. ... Prior to that his roles included working as an NHS commercial director and a spell

  • Portland Health adds to staff as business grows Portland Health adds to staff as business grows

    With experience in a wide range of therapeutic areas, she has advised the likes of Abbott UK, MSD, Novartis Oncology UK, Pfizer UK, Sanofi Diabetes and Johnson &Johnson. . ... Flint has established extensive patient advocacy partnerships across a number

  • Silence appoints chief medical officer Silence appoints chief medical officer

    Dr Khan's work has covered cancer and diabetes, and he has written several books on the subjects. ... In addition, Dr Khan is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London and a member of the Association of Physicians, HEART-UK and Diabetes UK.

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