Who Makes Diabetes Medication?

Aventis, Eli Lilly, and Sanofi-Aventis Make Diabetes Medication 

The ADA was a big ally of Aventis. The company used the guidelines to promote its diabetes products. In 2004, the ADA added a target for A1c below 7% for doctors, recognizing them as experts for people with diabetes. Physicians can use this information to attract patients and secure insurance networks. Novo Nordisk, Eli Lilly, and Aventis were all among the companies that gave to the ADA. They gave at least $750,000 per year. 

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Eli Lilly 

The stock price of Eli Lilly, the company that makes diabetes medication, jumped Monday, as the U.S. stock market mixed after six straight weeks of losses. The new drug Mounjaro, which is sold as a weekly injection, was approved by the FDA. It is a first-in-class medicine that works by stimulating receptors for the hormones that control blood sugar. In recent clinical trials, the drug was shown to improve blood sugar levels and was more effective than competing drugs. 


Aventis is a French pharmaceutical and lab assay testing company with headquarters in Strasbourg, France. It has won awards for its nonliterary science books and employed more than 18,000 people working on its portfolio. In 2008, the company invested over PS4.8 billion in its portfolio and made two new drugs: insulin glulisine and insulin glargine. These two medications help control blood sugar levels in diabetics. 

Novo Nordisk 

Novo Nordisk has a commitment to quality and adherence to the highest standards of manufacturing and patient safety. Despite concerns about the safety of its diabetes medications, Novo Nordisk continues to work with health insurance providers to increase insurance coverage and patient access. Additionally, the company is offering a savings card program to commercially-insured patients that keep out-of-pocket costs as low as $10 per month. Currently, Novo Nordisk is undergoing the review process for its new diabetes medication, Rybelsus, by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The company has also submitted an additional indication for the diabetes medication, namely the reduction of the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events. Among other indications, Rybelsus is intended to lower the risk of heart attack, which Novo Nordisk claims will save lives. 


The French multinational pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis manufactures and markets diabetes medication. Its headquarters are in Paris, France, but its UK headquarters are located in Guildford, Surrey. In addition to making diabetes medications, Sanofi also develops healthcare products and human vaccines. Here are some of the company’s most notable achievements. Read on to learn more. Aventis is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. 

Merck & Co. 

Merck & Co. is a multinational health care company headquartered in New Jersey. The company offers pharmaceuticals, vaccines, and other health solutions. Merck operates through two segments: Pharmaceutical and Surface Solutions. The Pharmaceutical segment sells products to patients and physicians for a variety of health conditions. Other Merck segments include functional materials, food and pharmaceutical applications, and pharmaceutical research. Merck is one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies.