Insulin pill could replace daily injections

(Source: NBC)
(Source: NBC)
(Source: NBC)
(Source: NBC)

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Hopeful news for diabetics – an Israeli pharmaceutical company is developing what it hopes will be the world's first insulin pill to replace daily injections. It wouldn't completely eliminate the need for injections, but it could delay the need for needles by many years.

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