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Israeli diabetes breakthrough


December 11, 2020

People who suffer from diabetes frequently require insulin shots, causing pain, inconvenience, and visible scars that do not heal. To address this pressing healthcare issue, a company based in Israel developed the first oral insulin capsule, called ORMD-0801, providing diabetes treatment without the need for shots.

The pill passed previous rounds of testing with impressive results, placing it on the fast-track for commercial availability, Oramed announced last spring.

Nearly half a billion people worldwide suffer from diabetes.

On Monday, ORMD-0801 started final stage tests, marking the nea...

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