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The Food and Drug Administration declined to approve a drug developed by Sanofi (SNY) and Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (LXRX)  intended for use with insulin in patients with Type 1 diabetes, Reuters writes. The decision comes about two months after an FDA advisory panel failed to reach a consensus over whether the once-daily oral drug, sotagliflozin, should be approved as an add-on to insulin therapy. The setback comes as Sanofi works to revive declining sales from its diabetes division and faces increasing pressure from politicians and patient groups over the rising cost of its insulin products.

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