The tirzepatide story so far: an expert analysis

Demand is already outstripping supply for this novel type 2 diabetes drug

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A new class of treatment for type 2 diabetes, dubbed the ‘King Kong of drugs’ by the Wall Street Journal, heralds the beginning of a significant era in T2D management, according to the CEO of the Australian Diabetes Society, Associate Professor Sof Andrikopoulos.

If used early in the disease progression, he says patients may expect remission with tirzepatide (Mounjaro)* but only if they can get their hands on it. The drug’s manufacturer, Eli Lilly recently issued a statement that availability of all strengths of tirzepatide will be limited until end of August 2024.