Novo's Tresiba Significantly Reduces Hypoglycemia Versus Lantus In DEVOTE
Novo Nordisk's Tresiba reduced the risk of severe hypoglycemia in type 2 diabetes by 40% compared to Sanofi's standard-of-care insulin Lantus. The data may convince physicians to prescribe longer acting insulins, but their effect on formulary positioning remains to be seen.
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