First-Ever Diagnostic Test for T1DM Receives FDA Approval
The test, the first-ever to distinguish the type 1 form of diabetes, could detect the ZnT8 autoantibody in 65 percent of the samples from patients with diagnosed type 1 diabetes and gave false positive results in less than two percent of the samples from patients diagnosed with other disease.
Limit Patient Cost-Sharing: States Tell Payers
Insurers are trapped between pharmaceutical companies developing increasingly expensive drug treatments, and states that want to reduce the patient-burden of co-pays. Additionally, states like New York and Alaska have banned payers from using specialty formularies.