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Novo Nordisk to test diabetes tablet against Eli Lilly drug

A clinical trial will compare the effect of Novo Nordisk’s semaglutide with Eli Lilly’s Jardiance on patients’ blood sugar levels and body weight.

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In a new clinical study, Novo Nordisk is seeking to measure the efficacy and safety of a once-daily tablet version of semaglutide, comparing the drug to Eli Lilly’s daily tablet treatment, empagliflozin, according to a filing on database Clinical Trials.

In a patient population aged 18–50 with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes and obesity, the study aims to see ”how well the blood sugar and body weight are controlled” for patients on either of the two drugs.

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