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Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) and AstraZeneca PLC (AZN) Release: New Data Show Investigational Compound Dapagliflozin Demonstrated Significant Reductions in Blood Sugar Levels When Added to Sitagliptin in Adults With Type 2 Diabetes at 24 Weeks, With Results Maintained Over 48 Weeks


6/11/2012 11:15:59 AM

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) and AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) today announced results from a Phase 3 clinical study that showed the investigational compound dapagliflozin 10 mg demonstrated significant reductions in blood sugar levels (glycosylated hemoglobin levels, or HbA1c) compared with placebo at 24 weeks when either agent was added to existing sitagliptin therapy (with or without metformin) in adult patients with type 2 diabetes. The results were maintained over a 24-week extension and similar results were observed when the data were stratified by background therapy. The findings were presented today at the 72nd American Diabetes Association (ADA) Scientific Sessions in Philadelphia, PA.

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