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Novo Nordisk's reimbursement appeal goes unheard, Sanofi insulin deemed equivalent

The Danish Medicines Agency's Reimbursement Committee has decided to ignore Novo Nordisk's pleas to leave the company's general reimbursement scheme untouched. Instead, it recommends other fast-acting insulins for new patients.

A trip to the pharmacy for users of Novo Nordisk's Fiasp could become more expense going forward. The Danish Medicines Agency's Reimbursement Committee has recommended a adjusting the fast-acting insulin's reimbursement scheme for the worse.

The Danish Medicines Agency has received the Reimbursement Committee's final recommendation for a revision pertaining to the reimbursement scheme for insulin products – and it doesn't bode well for Novo Nordisk.

Attempts to convince the committee to change their minds have fallen short. At the beginning of November, the Danish pharmaceutical firm objected to the change to reimbursements, which would see Novo Nordisk's fast-acting insulin Fiasp receive conditional reimbursement as opposed to a general reimbursement.

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