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California's insulin initiative is an ill-conceived idea, says analyst

According to a Sydbank analyst, the state’s intention to produce insulin also shouldn’t be viewed as potential competition for makers of the drug like Novo Nordisk.

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Although California is intending to produce insulin for its own population, efforts to meet demand will hardly be a match for the big drugmakers already supplying the state, says Sydbank analyst Søren Løntoft Hansen. In all likelihood, the end product would be both more expensive and based on older research.

In the analyst’s assessment, the initiative will therefore have little effect on Novo Nordisk.

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