Has the pipe run dry for Novo Nordisk?
This article was originally published in Scrip
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The safety and efficacy profile of Lilly's dulaglutide must measure up to Novo Nordisk's Victoza if it is to become a contender in the diabetes market, but as Datamonitor Healthcare analyst Dr Sebastian Heinzmann explains, it could do more than just that.