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Product Highlight - Basalog

16 Dec 2016
BASALOG – Insulin glargine (rDNA) 100 IU/mL soln for inj (cartridge) – CCM Pharmaceuticals

A quality alternative of basal insulin for effective HbA1C control:1-4

  • Equivalent to innovator in terms of:1-4
    • Safety: Reduced risk of nocturnal hypoglycemia1-4
    • Efficacy: Long lasting effect for 24 hours blood glucose control1-4
  • Approved in Japan and more than 20 other countries4
  • Does not contain ingredient derived from animal origin4

References:
1. Verma M., Hazra P., Iyer H., et al., Basalog® is similar to Lantus® in producing glycemic control in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus on multiple daily insulin regimens. Int J Diabetes Dev Ctries. 2011; 31(1):26–31.
2. Biocon S. A., Phase 3 Study of FFP-112 in Patients with Type I Diabetes Under Intensive Insulin Therapy, 2014.
3. Basalog® Package Insert. 4. Data on file, Biocon Limited.

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    24 Jun 2015
    Persistent sleepless nights can take their toll on sufferers, and leave some insomniacs gasping for a caffeine hit just to get them through the morning slog.
    01 Aug 2012

    Proper use of family planning methods is the key to preventing unplanned preg­nancies. Despite the great effort spent in the research and development of contra­ceptive methods resulting in many new advances, none of the current methods is 100% effective. Emergency contraception (EC), also called ‘postcoital contraception’, is a back-up contraception adminis­tered to a woman after unprotected sexual intercourse (UPSI) or contraceptive failure, so as to prevent unplanned pregnancy. This may be indicated when unexpected intercourse has occurred without the use of any contraception, when there is a sus­pected potential failure of one’s regular contraceptive method (eg, condom break­age or slippage, missed dose of hormonal contraceptive, or potential failure of an intrauterine contraceptive device), or after sexual assault.

    Roshini Claire Anthony, 27 Dec 2017

    A once-daily subcutaneous dose of teriparatide may be more effective than once-weekly oral risedronate in preventing vertebral fractures in post-menopausal women with osteoporosis and a history of vertebral fractures, findings from the VERO* trial show.

    Yesterday
    Several adults who experienced a first-time myocardial infarction (MI) at a young age have been found to be ineligible for statin therapy based on current guideline-based treatment thresholds, reports a study, stressing the need for better risk assessment tools among young adults.