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Eli Lilly squares up to Novo Nordisk on obesity market

Eli Lilly has just published phase III data for its obesity candidate, tirzepatide, in a respected US medical journal -- data which shows a significant effect.

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Brand new peer-reviewed data on Eli Lilly’s candidate tirzepatide has set the stage for a battle within the obesity market. Novo Nordisk vs Eli Lilly. Tirzepatide vs semaglutide. The US vs Denmark.

US-based industry media Fierce Pharma reports that Eli Lilly’s tirzepatide met both primary and secondary endpoints in its phase III trial Surmount 1, and demonstrated a weight loss of up to 22.5% after 72 weeks of treatment. The data was published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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