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Novo Nordisk starts crucial trial of obesity tablet

While Novo Nordisk struggles to meet the demand for its injection-based treatment Wegovy in the US, the pharmaceutical company has started a phase IIIa trial of semaglutide as a tablet-based treatment for obesity, aiming for similar weight loss results.

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On Monday, Novo Nordisk initiated a global phase IIIa trial of semaglutide in tablet form, as a treatment for obesity, the pharmaceutical company confirms to MedWatch.

The phase IIIa trial, called Oasis 1, comes at a time when Novo Nordisk is already experiencing huge US demand for its newly-launched obesity drug Wegovy. In its own phase III trials, this drug demonstrated an average weight loss of 17-18 percent in participants without type 2 diabetes, and the two drugs are based on the same active ingredient, semaglutide - though Wegovy is administered via injection.

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