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APR 01, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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U.S. FDA advisers back MannKind's inhaled diabetes drug

By Susan Heavey HYATTSVILLE, Maryland (Reuters) - U.S. health advisers on Tuesday recommended approval of MannKind Corp's inhaled diabetes drug, and said the experimental treatment could help some patients, especially those wary of needles typically used with traditional insulin therapy. The Food and Drug Administration's panel of outside advisers said that while the therapy, called Afrezza, did not appear as beneficial for adults with type 1 diabetes, it was clearly safe and effective for those with the more common type 2 form of the chronic disease. Overall, it voted 13-1 to recommend ... Read More

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