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Lilly pledges $90 million to improve global drug access

Eli Lilly and Co. is pledging $90 million over five years to improve access to treatment for diabetes, cancer and tuberculosis in developing countries—the latest push in its philanthropic strategy of building health care systems around the world and increasing the market for its prescription drugs.

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Jardiance study lifts Lilly shares to 15-year high

Eli Lilly shares soared Thursday after study results showed Jardiance sharply reduced chances of dying in diabetic patients at high risk of heart complications. The study prompted at least one analyst to predict the drug could bring in billions of dollars by the end of the decade.

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