Lilly, Boehringer Win U.S. Approval for Type 2 Diabetes Drug

Eli Lilly & Co. (LLY) and Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH won U.S. approval of a new drug to improve blood glucose control in people with Type 2 diabetes.

The drug, linagliptin, was shown to be safe and effective in eight clinical studies involving about 3,800 patients with Type 2 diabetes, the most common form of the disease, the Food and Drug Administration said today in a statement.

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