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Eli Lilly and Boehringer drug gets head start at FDA

Jardiance has been awarded "priority review" status by the US Food and Drug Administration in a new indication.

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Eli Lilly and its partner Boehringer Ingelheim have been granted special status at the FDA for their drug Jardiance, to speed up its journey to market as a preventive therapy for heart failure in patients who are not suffering from reduced ventricle functioning.

In a press release on Thursday, the companies reported that Jardiance has been given a "priority review" label, which cuts down processing time at the agency from ten to six months.

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