On Air Now

Listen

Listen Live Now » 93.7 FM Sheboygan, WI

Weather

Current Conditions(Sheboygan,WI 53081)

More Weather »
57° Feels Like: 57°
Wind: S 5 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0”
Current Radar for Zip

Tonight

Mostly Clear 51°

Tomorrow

Partly Cloudy/Wind 67°

Fri Night

Thunderstorms 61°

Alerts

Breaking News

Travis Tramte has been found guilty of reckless homicide in the heroin overdose death of Kathryn Jakimczyk of July of 2013.

SHEBOYGAN, WI (WHBL) - Travis Tramte was found guilty Thursday of reckless homicide in the heroin overdose death of Kathryn Jakimczyk.  It took a jury over two hours to make their decision Thursday afternoon after hearing two days of testimony in Sheboygan County Court. Prosecutors said Tramte supplied Jakimczyk with the heroin that she injected at her North 9th Street apartment back in July of 2013 that led to her death.  Tramte’s lawyer tried to prove that there was other e...

Read More »

GlaxoSmithKline files for European approval of diabetes drug albiglutide

Signage is pictured on the company headquarters of GlaxoSmithKline in west London July 21, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Signage is pictured on the company headquarters of GlaxoSmithKline in west London July 21, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's biggest drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline said on Thursday it had filed for European approval of its new once-weekly diabetes drug albiglutide, as tries to gain a foothold in a crowded market.

Albiglutide, used to treat type 2 diabetes, belongs to the same class of injectable GLP-1 medicines as Victoza, from Novo Nordisk, and Byetta and Bydureon, from Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca's Amylin unit.

The drug has not yet been approved anywhere in the world, GSK said.

As a latecomer to the GLP-1 market, however, analysts believe albiglutide may struggle to generate major sales.

GSK made a similar submission in the United States in January for albiglutide, one of a number of new drugs the company hopes will revive its product portfolio.

(Reporting by Alice Baghdjian; Editing by Paul Sandle)

Comments