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Novo Nordisk slams Danish Medicines Council's methodology: Has flaws and shortcomings

Novo Nordisk’s Danish management has sent a strongly worded letter criticizing the Danish Medicines Council’s use of meta-analysis following the release of Denmark’s first treatment guideline for type 2 diabetes.

Kasper Bødker Mejlvang, general manager for Denmark and Iceland at Novo Nordisk | Photo: Novo Nordisk / PR

A few weeks ago, Novo Nordisk expressed its discontent in a letter sent to the Danish Medicines Council over its treatment guidelines for type 2 diabetes.

According to the treatment guide, cheaper sulfonylureas medications were on the same level as GLP 1 analogs, supplementing the first-line diabetes treatment, metformin, for patients without comorbidities or other increased risk factors.

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