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CHMP recommends higher dose of Novo Nordisk's Ozempic

The EMA's expert committee, the CHMP, has reported a positive opinion of Novo Nordisk's application to extend the marketing its diabetes drug Ozempic to a new dose of 2.0 mg.

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A new version of Novo Nordisk's once-weekly diabetes drug Ozempic looks to be on the road to European patients, the pharmaceutical company reports in a press release.

Novo Nordisk thus announces on Friday that the European Medicines Agency's (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has suggested that Ozempic be approved in a new dose of its active ingredient of 2.0 mg. Ozempic, which is a GLP-1 analog, is used in the treatment of diabetes patients with type 2 diabetes, which is already approved in the doses of 0.5 mg and 1.0 mg.

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