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Lilly welcomes NICE's Victoza green light

This article was originally published in Scrip

Executive Summary

Lilly, which together with Amylin markets the first-in-class GLP-1 agonist Byetta (exenatide), has welcomed the final draft recommendations from NICE, the HTA institute for England and Wales, published last week, recommending Novo Nordisk's Victoza (liraglutide, also a GLP-1 agonist). Richard Ascroft, Lilly's director of corporate affairs, told Scrip that they were a good endorsement of the GLP-1 mechanism of action.



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