Empa T1DM Discontinued; Lilly Q1 ’20 Earnings Update; AZ Initiates Farxiga COVID-19 Trial

Lilly hosted its Q1 ’20 earnings call and provided updates to its diabetes business. Of note, Lilly disclosed that the empa T1DM program has been discontinued. Separately, AstraZeneca announced plans to evaluate Farxiga as a treatment for hospitalized COVID-19 patients who are at increased risk of complications, such as organ failure. The trial is being conducted at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute and led by Mikhail Kosiborod. Below, FENIX provides highlights and insights from the Lilly earnings call as well as thoughts on the new AZ trial.

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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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