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Obesity drug submitted for approval in Japan, Novo Nordisk reports

Novo Nordisk is now aiming to have its weight loss drug Wegovy approved in Japan. In Wednesday's quarterly report, the pharmaceutical company announces that it submitted the marketing application to the Japanese authorities back in August.

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In August, a marketing authorization application for the obesity drug Wegovy was sent off to the Japanese authorities (PMDA), Novo Nordisk reveals in its quarterly report for the third quarter.

Wegovy, which is built on the GLP-1 analog semaglutide, has been out in the US since June of this year, while a decision from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) is expected around the New Year.

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