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FDA approves new diabetes drug
San Diego Union-Tribune

There’s a new drug for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. The Food and Drug Administration has approved the marketing of Farxiga, which is expected to help some of the estimated 24 million Americans who suffer from the most common form of the disease. The agency says clinical trials indicate that Farxiga “blocks the reabsorption of glucose by the kidney, increases glucose excretion, and lowers blood glucose levels.” This is the second type 2 diabetes drug approved in less than a year. Last March, FDA cleared the marketing of Invokana.