Novel Rapid-Acting Inhaled Insulin Receives FDA Approval
Valencia, CA - MannKind Corporation announced that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has approved AFREZZA® (insulin human) Inhalation Powder to improve glycemic control in adult patients with diabetes mellitus.
"Approval of AFREZZA is an important milestone for MannKind, as the FDA's action validates the years of clinical research and commitment that powered the development of this unique therapy," said Alfred Mann, Chief Executive Officer, MannKind Corporation. "We are excited for patients, as we believe that AFREZZA's distinct profile and non-injectable administration will address many of their unmet needs for mealtime insulin therapy, and has the potential to change the way that diabetes is treated. We thank the more than 6,500 adult patients and healthy volunteers who participated in the AFREZZA clinical program."
AFREZZA is a novel, rapid-acting inhaled insulin therapy indicated to improve glycemic control in adult patients with diabetes mellitus. The product consists of inhalation powder delivered using a small, discreet and easy-to-use inhaler. Administered at the start of a meal, AFREZZA dissolves rapidly upon inhalation to the deep lung and delivers insulin quickly to the bloodstream. Peak insulin levels are achieved within 12 to 15 minutes of administration, and decline to baseline by approximately 180 minutes. Continue>
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