Lilly chases Novo in insulin race

Eli Lilly and Co. announced positive results for an experiemental insulin at the annual American Diabetes Association conference in Philadelphia, but was still upstaged by Denmark-based Novo Nordisk A/S.

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Lilly: Forget Alzheimer’s; think diabetes

For more than a year, Eli Lilly and Co. has been viewed by investors as a laggard stock with one, slim shot at producing a huge jackpot: its experimental Alzheimer’s drug. But now company leaders are trying to direct investor attention toward the drugmaker’s diabetes portfolio.

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Glucose monitor deal helps Roche catch up

Roche Diagnostics will partner with a San Diego firm to incorporate its continuous glucose monitoring sensor with a wireless handheld device Roche is developing to help diabetics test their blood sugar and track their glucose levels throughout the day.

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