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Chinese authorities approve seasoned Novo Nordisk combination treatment

A 2022 New Year's resolution for Novo Nordisk will be to launch the combination treatment type 2 diabetes, Xultophy, in China, a goal made possible by the national authority's approval of the seven-year-old drug.

The treatment Xultophy, which combines Novo Nordisk's long-acting insulin Tresiba with the GLP-1 analog Victoza, is now headed to the Chinese market.

In Wednesday's report for the third quarter of the year, Novo Nordisk reports that the Chinese health authority, China National Products Administration (NMPA), has approved of the injection therapy for type 2 diabetes.

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