Novo Nordisk’s Once-Weekly Insulin Gains Superiority Finding As Lilly Advances
The ONWARDS 1 and 6 results closely follow success in ONWARDS 2 in April, further helping strengthen insulin icodec’s potential market position, but Lilly is nipping at Novo’s heels.
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Lilly outlined its tirzepatide-led pipeline of incretin agonists and highlighted its once-weekly basal insulin during a post-ADA event. The company hopes to grow the GLP-1 market overall rather than shift patients from Trulicity.
Novo Nordisk’s once-weekly injected basal insulin icodec could be a boon to the many people with type 2 diabetes who are reluctant to start on insulin therapy due to the need for daily injections, the Danish group’s head of development tells Scrip.