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China's Guangxi Wuzhou builds stake in Israel's Oramed with diabetes in focus

China's Guangxi Wuzhou Pharmaceutical bought a 10% stake in Israel's Oramed Pharma for $52 million as well as China rights to two diabetes treatments, Reuters reported. The deal builds on a December 2014 investment of $5 million for a 7% stake in a private placement.

Survey: Hypertension, diabetes among key rising chronic diseases in China

Hypertension afflicted 25.2% of China's adult population and diabetes 9.7%, according to the state-run Xinhua news agency. That's according to a survey conducted by the National Health and Family Planning Commission over a decade that jibes with other recent public policy healthcare reform efforts by the State Council.

Report: Novo, Sanofi and Merck dominate global diabetes market

The top 10 companies producing diabetes meds raked in about $62 billion in global sales in 2014, up 5.1% from the previous year, according to a report from data analytics firm GlobalData. Companies such as Novo Nordisk, Sanofi and Merck lead the pack, posting solid gains for their products as they compete for a piece of a rapidly growing market.

A heavier China drives cardio, diabetes and healthcare reforms

Rising cardiovascular disease rates in China are directly linked to a change in diet as incomes drive up demand for processed meat with high salt content. That and other dietary changes are creating a heavier population and driving government healthcare cost reforms, Xinhua reports.

UPDATED: AdverseEvents: Diabetes drug analysis flags heart failure, pancreatitis reports

Drugmakers are hot to trot after diabetes meds, and for good reason--the disease population is large, and growing. But the drugs have raised a few eyebrows lately, with regulators taking aim at safety issues tied to SGLT2 and DPP-4 drugs in particular. And SGLT2 and DPP-4 meds are not the only offenders, as side effect reports continue to mount for GLP-1 drugs.

Are CV studies worth it for diabetes meds? After Merck and Sanofi's recent successes, some say no

Some industry watchers are wondering whether those large, expensive trials--which aren't long enough to establish long-term outcomes--were worth it.

Panasonic Healthcare pays $1.15B for Bayer diabetes unit, beating Sinocare

KKR-backed Panasonic Healthcare clinched a deal to buy Bayer's Diabetes Care unit in months of dealmaking that saw sources suggest an offer range of $2.3 billion to $830 million and included a reported bid by China's Sinocare for $1 billion.

Australia's Proteomics claims first predictive diabetic kidney disease diagnostic test

Australia's Proteomics International Laboratories said it has produced and validated the world's first predictive test for the diagnosis of diabetic kidney disease after a four-year study.

AZ in distribution pact with Dr. Reddy's to extend reach in India

AstraZeneca Pharma India has signed up Dr. Reddy's Laboratories to distribute its diabetes medicines Riax and Riax-M in India as domestic and foreign companies look for advantages in a crucial and sharply competitive market where generic activity is on the rise.

Lilly and Zealand scrap diabetes, obesity R&D collaboration

Eli Lilly and Zealand Pharma have scrapped their diabetes and obesity-focused R&D collaboration. The companies teamed up in 2013 to explore using novel peptides to treat Type 2 diabetes and obesity, but 21 months later have decided there is no point pursuing the program.