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Novo Nordisk could lose millions on discount dispute in US

The first round of a legal strife with US authorities concerning drug discounts for vulnerable Americans did not end favorably for Novo Nordisk. If the Danish giant keeps losing, the case could end up costing DKK 2bn (USD 307.3m) in lost revenue.

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A strife concerning drugs for vulnerable or uninsured Americans could end up costing Danish pharmaceutical giant Novo Nordisk many millions of dollars.

In 2021, Novo Nordisk began cutting back on sales through a special discount program in the US, but one of the country’s courts has now determined that the company was breaching rules when doing so. If an appeal case favors the other side, Novo Nordisk could see DKK 2bn (USD 307.3m) disappear in lost revenue.

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