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Eli Lilly surpasses Novo's golden diabetes drug

US pharmaceutical firm Eli Lilly has presented its long-awaited data for drug candidate tirzepatide in a direct comparison study with Novo Nordisk's semaglutide. The US candidate takes top prize.

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US firm Eli Lilly is well on the way to overtaking Danish pharmaceutical flagship Novo Nordisk.

This is by way of the drug candidate tirzepatide, which has surpassed Novo Nordisk's semaglutide, marketed as Ozempic, for example, for treating diabetes, according to an Eli Lilly statement.

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