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Novo Nordisk EVP: Semaglutide can double obesity business in few years

Now that the FDA has approved Novo Nordisk's semaglutide as an injection treatment for obesity, the pharmaceutical company expects to double its sales of obesity drugs.

Novo Nordisk EVP, Head of Development, Martin Holst Lange | Photo: Novo Nordisk / PR

Now that Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk has an approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in place, Novo Nordisk is ready to launch the obesity drug Wegovy on the US market in late June.

The company is already present on the obesity market with the drug Saxenda. It expects that the new product, which uses semaglutide as an injection-based treatment, will increase sales and give Novo Nordisk access to this unexploited market.

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