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Novo Nordisk must stay ready to increase Wegovy sales, says CFO

Serious production difficulties in the US mean that Novo Nordisk wil only receive limited amounts of obesity drug Wegovy over the next six months. However, the company promises that its salespeople are chomping at the bit to get going as soon as the problems are solved.

Group CFO Karsten Munk Knudsen | Photo: Novo Nordisk / PR

Novo Nordisk's latest issue with meeting patient demand for obesity drug Wegovy arose just one week after its sales force were called to a meeting in Las Vegas to prepare a large-scale sales campaign.

Now, however, the salespeople must prepare for six months where Novo's production is severely limited, and patients that are already in treatment will be prioritized. This means there will be very few new patients that start taking Wegovy in the first half of 2022.

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