Walgreens has signed a deal with Boehringer Ingelheim to use its community pharmacies as clinical trial sites for people living with obesity and type 2 diabetes.

The drugmaker is moving into Phase III studies for survodutide, which it is developing in partnership with Zealand Pharma. It is expected to compete with other popular GLP-1 drugs currently on the market, such as Ozempic and Wegovy from Novo Nordisk. The drug has passed trials for safety and effectiveness, and the latest trials compare its efficacy with existing treatments. After the Phase III trial is completed, the company can request FDA review.

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