BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Oct. 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Valeritas Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLRX), a medical technology company and maker of V-Go® Wearable Insulin Delivery device, a simple, all-in-one, wearable insulin delivery option for patients with diabetes, announced today the publication this week of a manuscript titled “Clinical and Economic Considerations Based on Persistency with a Novel Insulin Delivery Device versus Conventional Insulin Delivery in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: A Retrospective Analysis” in Research and Social Administrative Pharmacy, an international, peer-reviewed journal.
Insulin delivery options have advanced over the years, but questions remain regarding whether persistent use of these latest innovations offers benefits over the conventional insulin delivery (CID) methods of insulin pen devices or insulin syringes. This study demonstrated when patients were persistent using V-Go, clinical outcomes were significantly improved compared to patients who returned to CID methods after trialing V-Go. In this study, after a mean of 7 to 8 months, persistent use of V-Go, when compared to patients who used V-Go short-term and returned to CID methods, resulted in lower prescribed insulin doses (62 vs. 92 units/day) and greater A1c reductions (1.4% vs. 0.2%), respectively. Importantly, patients using V-Go had a lower incremental cost by $695.61 per 1% change in A1c compared to CID patients.
“We are very encouraged with both the clinical and economic benefits patients experienced in our study while utilizing V-Go to manage their diabetes,” said Beverly Everitt, APRN, MSN, CDE, BC-ADM, lead author and investigator from Endocrinology Consultants, Virginia Beach, Virginia. “In my opinion, great consideration should be given to the use of V-Go for the management of patients requiring insulin therapy, given the improvements over conventional insulin delivery in glycemic control and economic outcomes.”
About Valeritas Holdings, Inc.
Valeritas is a commercial-stage medical technology company focused on improving health and simplifying life for people with diabetes by developing and commercializing innovative technologies. Valeritas’ flagship product, V-Go® Wearable Insulin Delivery device, is a simple, affordable, all-in-one basal-bolus insulin delivery option for patients with diabetes that is worn like a patch and can eliminate the need for taking multiple daily shots. V-Go administers a continuous preset basal rate of insulin over 24 hours, and it provides discreet on-demand bolus dosing at mealtimes. It is the only basal-bolus insulin delivery device on the market today specifically designed keeping in mind the needs of type 2 diabetes patients. Headquartered in Bridgewater, New Jersey, Valeritas operates its R&D functions in Marlborough, Massachusetts.
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