Novo's semaglutide handily whips Eli Lilly's Trulicity in a PhIII diabetes showdown
Novo Nordisk had some more upbeat pipeline news to report Wednesday afternoon, as researchers rolled out new Phase III data showing their GLP-1 drug semaglutide — a would-be blockbuster — beat out Eli Lilly’s Trulicity (dulaglutide) in a head-to-head showdown.
Of particular note: Novo’s drug sailed through SUSTAIN 7 with comparable instances of diabetic retinopathy with the comparator drug from Lilly. That may help qualm fears raised by earlier study results.
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