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Zealand Pharma sends blood sugar drug to US market

The hypoglycemia treatment Zegalogue is now available on the US market, Zealand Pharma reported on Thursday. Three months ago, the US FDA approved the drug for treating very low blood sugar in patients with diabetes.

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Three months after the US Food and Drug Administration authorized Zealand Pharma's drug for severe hypoglycemia, the Danish biotech firm is sending this treatment to the US market.

A Thursday press release states that the drug will be available as both an auto-injector and a prefilled syringe. Zegalogue is meant to be a rescue therapy for diabetes patients experiencing severe episodes of very low blood sugar.

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