Diamyd Initiates Ph2 Trial in At-risk Individuals; Teladoc Cuts 300 Jobs; Merck to Resolve Sitagliptin Contamination Issue

Three cardiometabolic-related news items have been observed: Diamyd initiated a new Ph2 trial evaluating its vaccine in individuals at risk for T1DM (DiaPrecise; view CT.gov record); Teladoc disclosed it is laying off 300 employees which represent 6% of its workforce (view Form 8-K); and Merck has determined the source of the sitagliptin NTTP contamination issue (view article). Below, FENIX provides highlights and insights for the respective news items, including thoughts on Diamyd’s development plan in the context of the ongoing Tzield launch.

About The Author

Matthew Maryniak

President of Fenix Group International

Matthew has been a thought leader in the high-growth therapeutic areas of diabetes and cardiovascular medicine since 2006, making regular attendance at large and small CV/met scientific meetings and an architect of novel methods for assessing market opportunities. He has over a decade of experience in leading CV/met consulting engagements, is a published author in PM360 and Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, and has been quoted in The Pink Sheet on anti-thrombotics.

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