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Novo Nordisk to start phase III trial with tablet for Alzheimer's

Novo Nordisk plans to start a phase III trial with semaglutide against Alzheimer's disease during the first half of 2021, states the firm in a company announcement.

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After many external research results with GLP-1 drugs used to treat Alzheimer's disease have been publicly presented, Novo Nordisk has opted to initiate its own research program, which the pharmaceutical company states on Wednesday afternoon in a company announcement.

Novo Nordisk expects to recruit around 3,700 patients with early-stage Alzheimer's, who will test the semaglutide treatment, which is advertised as a treatment for diabetes in either tablet form or in the form of injections.

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