Wegovy weight loss results "very encouraging," says Novo EVP

Recently launched weight loss drug Wegovy has reportedly shown an average loss of weight of 15.2 percent over two years in a phase IIIb trial. This is "very encouraging," says EVP Martin Holst Lange.

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An average weight loss of 15.2 percent over two years. These results come from a phase IIIb study of the obesity drug Wegovy, Novo Nordisk reports in a press release in connection with this year's Obesity Week.

Patients who have received the weight loss drug Wegovy, which is built on the GLP-1 analog semaglutide, have thus experienced a significant and sustained weight loss of 15.2 percent over the 104 weeks the study lasted, Novo Nordisk says in the press release.

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