Germany’s Boehringer Ingelheim partnered with Denmark’s Zealand Pharma A/S to study the GLP-1/glucagon dual agonist BI 456906 in two Phase II trials as a potential treatment for adults who are overweight or obese and for adults with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).

Eli Lilly’s Phase III SURPASS-2 clinical trial shows that treatment with tirzepatide, a once-weekly dual glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide and glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonist, is associated with superior reductions in body weight and blood sugar compared with injectable semaglutide in adults with type 2 diabetes.

Novo Nordisk is positioning the company’s type 2 diabetes treatment Ozempic (semaglutide) as an anti-obesity treatment, as data published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows the once-weekly dose of the glucagon-like peptide-1 analog significantly reduced weight in patients over the course of 68 weeks.

Diabetes drugmaker Novo Nordisk will start a late-stage clinical trial to test the company’s GLP-1 analogue semaglutide as a treatment for early Alzheimer’s disease.

Denmark’s Novo Nordisk is acquiring New Jersey-based Emisphere Technologies in a deal worth about $1.8 billion.

Merck entered into an exclusive licensing deal with Hanmi Pharmaceutical for the development, manufacture and commercialization of efinopegdutide for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).

A panel of the European medicines regulator recommended approving Novo Nordisk’s new diabetes pill Rybelsus, further boosting prospects for the Danish drugmaker with the company’s first-of-a-kind, non-injectable treatment.

Novo Nordisk is involved in a clinical trial using the company’s GLP-1 analog diabetes drug Victoza to evaluate if the medicine can improve brain function and cognition in Alzheimer’s patients.

Novo Nordisk’s Ozempic (semaglutide) won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to reduce the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events such as heart attack, stroke, or death in adults with type 2 diabetes and known heart disease.

Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk is aiming for a big slice of the multibillion-dollar diabetes market with a new pill approved by U.S. authorities that caters for patients with an aversion to needles.