Eli Lilly and Boehringer Ingelheim's Jardiance against heart failure achieves breakthrough designation from FDA

Results from a phase III study with diabetes drug Jardiance are so promising that that the FDA has granted the medication breakthrough designation for fast tracking.

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has designated the drug Jardiance from Eli Lilly and Boehringer Ingelheim the status 'breakthrough,' which fasttracks the application of the substance against a special type of heart failure, Eli Lilly informs in a statement. The FDA further explains the special status with the promising results from a phase III trial with Jardiance in the above indication.

According to Eli Lilly, the study confirms that Jardiance is the first treatment to significantly improve conditions for adults with weakened left ventricle muscles.

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