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Novo Nordisk to focus on patient outreach, prescribing doctors and subsidies to reach obesity goals

Today, around 125,000 severely obese patients in the US are being treated with one of Novo Nordisk’s obesity drugs. Still, the real demand is yet unclear to the Danish pharmaceutical firm.

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Obese patients can feel confused and stigmatized, and reaching out to men in particular can be difficult. On top of this, Danish pharmaceutical firm Novo Nordisk has recently been hit by big production issues.

There are plenty of challenges on the road to attaining the dream of treating obesity, first in the US and later in the rest of the world. Still, the rewards could be even greater, offering the opportunity to catapult Novo Nordisk into uncharted territory.

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