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Novo Nordisk CEO: Semaglutide could create serious obesity treatment market

Come summer, Novo Nordisk will know whether semaglutide can be used as obesity treatment, and CEO Lars Fruergaard Jørgensen says this approval has potential to change the market for obesity treatment.

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Novo Nordisk has great expectations for the potential launch of its drug, semaglutide, to treat severe obesity.

According to Novo Nordisk President & CEO Lars Fruergaard Jørgensen, the obesity treatment market may be facing an actual game changer, if the firm successfully obtains the necessary approval for using semaglutide as a medicine against obesity this year.

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