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Medical Writing Assistance
The author would like to thank Catherine Rees, of Springer Healthcare Communications, who provided medical writing assistance with the first draft of this manuscript. This medical writing assistance was funded by Servier, France.
All named authors meet the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) criteria for authorship for this article, take responsibility for the integrity of the work as a whole, and have given their approval for this version to be published.
This article was based on the presentation given by the author at the symposium “Real-world evidence and new perspectives with gliclazide MR” during the Annual Meeting of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) in Busan, Korea, 4 December 2019.
Mohamed Hassanein has attended the advisory board or received speaker honoraria for Servier, MSD, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi-Aventis, Astra Zeneca and Eli-Lily. Aslam Amod has served on advisory panels and participated in speaker bureaus and clinical trials for Aspen Pharmacare, AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Eli Lilly, MSD, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi Aventis and Servier Laboratories. Kamlesh Khunti has served as a consultant and participated in speaker bureaus for, or received research support from, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Berlin-Chemie AG/Menarini Group, BMS, Boehringer Ingelheim, Janssen, Lilly, MSD, Napp, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Roche, Sanofi and Servier. Moon-Kyu Lee has received funding support and speaker honoraria from Merck, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Astra Zeneca and Servier. Viswanathan Mohan has received funding support and speaker honoraria from Servier, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi, Merck and other India-based pharmaceutical companies.
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This article is based on previously conducted studies and does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by the author.
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Data sharing is not applicable to this article as no datasets were generated or analyzed during the current study.