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Novo Nordisk New Data From a Phase 3 Study Confirms Clinical Benefits of Once-Daily Liraglutide in the Management of Type 2 Diabetes
Date:9/8/2008

s of the study and it was not a major reason for discontinuation during the trial.

About liraglutide

Once-daily liraglutide is the first human Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 (GLP-1) analog developed for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Liraglutide works by stimulating the release of insulin only when glucose levels become too high and by inhibiting appetite. On May 23, 2008, Novo Nordisk submitted a New Drug Application to the Food and Drug Administration in the US as well as a marketing authorization application to the European Medicines Agency in Europe, for the approval of liraglutide for the treatment of people with type 2 diabetes. A New Drug Application was also submitted for approval in Japan on July 15, 2008.

About LEAD(TM) (Liraglutide Effect and Action in Diabetes)

The LEAD(TM) program includes five randomized, controlled, double-blind phase 3a studies, involving about 4,000 people with type 2 diabetes in 40 countries.

Novo Nordisk is a healthcare company with an 85-year history of innovation and achievement in diabetes care. The company has the broadest diabetes product portfolio in the industry, including the most advanced products within the area of insulin delivery systems. In addition to diabetes care, Novo Nordisk has a leading position within areas such as hemostasis management, growth hormone therapy, and hormone therapy for women. Novo Nordisk's business is driven by the Triple Bottom Line: a commitment to economic success, environmental soundness, and social responsibility to employees and customers. With headquarters in Denmark, Novo Nordisk employs more than 26,000 employees in 80 countries, and markets its products in 179 countries. Novo Nordisk's B shares are listed on the stock exchanges in Copenhagen and London. Its ADRs are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol 'NVO'. For global information, visit novonordisk.com; for United States information, visit '/>"/>

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