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Novo Nordisk wants obesity tablet to have same effect as injection

Novo Nordisk aspires to provide an anti-obesity tablet which is as effective as the equivalent semaglutide injection.

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Danish phamaceutical company Novo Nordisk plans for its obesity tablet to cause weight losses amounting to those generated when the molecule semaglutide is administered as an injection, according to Novo Nordisk Executive Vice President of Development, Martin Holst Lange.

"From an effectiveness point of view, 2.4 mg injectable semaglutide and 50 mg semaglutide are developed with the aim of providing similar weight losses," he writes in an email sent via Novo Nordisk's press unit.

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