Diabetes company starts oral insulin trials
Novo Nordisk are working on the diabetes drug alongside Irish company Merrion Pharmaceuticals. The drug will have its effects, safety and tolerance tested on health people and people with type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes .
Oral insulin is a known minefield. Peter Kurtzhals, the senior vice president and head of diabetes research at Novo Nordisk was reported as saying: "It is far too early to say whether or when oral insulin will become an alternative to insulin injections . However, I am encouraged by the progress of our research and development teams during the past two years ... which has led us to this important milestone."
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