Novo Nordisk after US delivery issues: New obesity drug launch set for H2 next year

It is not just in the US that significant demand for Novo Nordisk's obesity drug Wegovy is having an impact. The pharmaceutical firm now reports that new launches of the drug will not take place until during the second half of 2022.

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Major US demand for obesity drug obesity Wegovy – which has led to delivery problems for Novo Nordisk – mean that the Danish pharmaceutical company will not begin new launches of the medication before a year's time at the earliest, Novo tells MedWatch in an email.

"We are currently assessing how we can increase production capacity and continue to global rollout following approval from public authorities outside the US. For the moment, the US is expected to take the accessible production capacity for Wegovy, and that means new launches will occur in the second half of 2022 at the earliest," the company's press unit writes.

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