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FDA approves Eli Lilly’s Trulicity to reduce cardiovascular risks in type 2 diabetic patients

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FILE PHOTO: Boxes of the drug trulicity, made by Eli Lilly and Company, sit on a counter at a pharmacy in Provo

(Reuters) – Eli Lilly and Co said on Friday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Trulicity for reducing cardiovascular risk factors in type 2 diabetic patients.

The approval makes Trulicity the first and only type 2 diabetes drug approved to reduce heart related risks in adults with and without established cardiovascular disease, the company said in a statement.

(Reporting by Maria Ponnezhath in Bengaluru)

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