Once-weekly Lilly diabetes drug wins EU approval

November 25, 2014 6:53 PM

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(Reuters) - The European Commission has granted marketing approval to Eli Lilly and Co's injectable Trulicity treatment for adults with type 2 diabetes, the U.S. drugmaker said on Tuesday.

The once-weekly drug belongs to a family of diabetes treatments called GLP-1 receptor agonists, which includes Novo Nordisk's widely used daily treatment Victoza. They act like GLP-1, a natural hormone, in prodding the body to release insulin when patients eat.

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