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Diabetes drug test results boost Novo Nordisk

Employees stand in the insulin production plant of Danish multinational pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk in Chartres, north-central France, April 21, 2016.

(This April 28 story corrects the fifth paragraph to say that two, not one, other diabetes drugs have positive cardiovascular side-effects)

Novo Nordisk said on Thursday a late-stage trial showed its new once-weekly diabetes drug significantly reduced patients' cardiovascular risks, boosting the company's hopes of maintaining its lead in the fast-growing diabetes market.

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