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FDA approves Novo Nordisk's semaglutide as obesity treatment

The US FDA has given the thumbs-up to Novo Nordisk's semaglutide as an injection-based treatment for obesity. This paves the way for massive sales for the Danish pharmaceutical company.

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There is an air of celebration at Novo Nordisk's headquarters, as the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just approved the pharmaceutical company’s application for the use of semaglutide as a treatment for obesity marketed as Wegovy.

This approval will help Novo Nordisk penetrate the lucrative obesity market, where the company has struggled for quite some time.

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