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  • n. A particular polypeptide analog used in the treatment of diabetes


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  • The Danish drugmaker said Victoza, also known as liraglutide, is meant to help lower blood sugar levels along with diet and exercise in adults with type 2 diabetes. Aktuelle Nachrichten

  • Victoza, also known as liraglutide, has been launched in Germany, Britain and Denmark with other markets such as Japan set to follow this year. Aktuelle Nachrichten

  • In April, a panel of government experts were split, voting 6 to 6, on whether the FDA should approve Victoza, also known as liraglutide, in the face of evidence it caused cancerous thyroid tumors in rats and mice. - News

  • The new drug, called liraglutide, help lower blood sugar levels while also causing weight loss.


  • The drug's competition would likely include Novo Nordisk's once-daily injection liraglutide, which is currently under FDA review.

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  • A study of liraglutide, which is marketed as Victoza and given by injection, suggests that it can promote help obese patients to avoid the onset of type 2 diabetes. - Articles related to Doctors have less respect for obese patients: Study

  • Dr Bray comments that one limitation to the use of drugs such as liraglutide is that they require an injection.

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  • However, chemically altered versions of GLP1 – known as exenatide and liraglutide – are already used as a treatment for diabetes because they cause weight loss and also boost insulin secretion in the body.

    Experts targeting obesity raise hope of drugs to stop us feeling hungry

  • Applications for saxagliptin, as well as Novo Nordisk A/S's liraglutide, were submitted before the new guidelines were issued.

    Panel OKs Diabetes Drug

  • Novo Nordisk A/S had a March 23, 2009, deadline for the FDA to act on the diabetes drug liraglutide, but the agency recently told the company it wouldn't be able to hold an advisory-panel meeting on the product until early April.

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