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The FDA approved an additional indication for Jardiance (empagliflozin), allowing the drug to be used to “reduce the risk of cardiovascular death plus hospitalization for heart failure in adults with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF),” according to a press release from Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Co. According to an Aug. 18 press release, the drug was already approved to “lower blood sugar along with diet and exercise in adults with type 2 diabetes, reduce the risk of cardiovascular death in adults with type 2 diabetes who also have known cardiovascular disease, [and] reduce the risk of cardiovascular death and hospitalization for heart failure…in adults with heart failure.”

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