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Victoza Beats Metformin in Diabetes Study

April 23, 2010 -- Daily injections of both high- and low-dose Victoza reduced blood sugar levels by more than a daily tablet of Januvia in people with type 2 diabetes who had not responded adequately to the older drug metformin, researchers said on Friday.

The results may help the Danish drugmaker, which funded the study published in the Lancet journal, to differentiate its medicine in a highly competitive marketplace.

Victoza is Novo's biggest new drug hope and is expected to generate annual sales of more than $1.4 billion by 2014, according to consensus forecasts compiled by Thomson Reuters.

To read the abstract in the Lancet study, click here.

To read the Reuters story, read it here.

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