For all of us who hope to make a LOT of $$s on the approval of Afrezza, I offer a perspective I found at the ADA sight. I for one hope we do make a lot of $$s but more importantly I hope this offers a REAL solution and alternatives to diabetics--
The great thing about Afrezza is NOT the delivery system (despite what the company seems to think). They are "burying the lead" as they say in the news business. We Type-1ers are used to syringes and that's the least of our worries. The real advantage, and it's a huge one everyone here seams to be ignoring, is the speed with which Afrezza kicks in. It's ULTRA rapid. Closest to a real pancreas's timing. If they want to succeed at marketing this product, they need to stress that over the inhaler aspect. Those of us who use pumps already bypass needles for the most part but it still takes 15-30 minutes for our insulin to work.
@reality, I have posted here on the pharmacokinetics and emulation to natural pancreatic insulin...Agree...In addition, the powder itself leaves the lungs very fast....I also believe that the ADCOM saw this too and had a profound impact on their decision.