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Rybelsus sales disappoint while Ozempic surpasses expectations at Novo Nordisk

Compared to last year, both Rybelsus and Ozempic generated more revenue in Q2.

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Novo Nordisk’s primary business area, dubbed Diabetes Care, fared worse than expected in the second quarter of 2022. The Ozempic drug once again generated higher-than-expected growth but Rybelsus disappointed compared to analyst estimates, the firm’s accounting report for the period showed Wednesday.

Overall diabetes revenue at Novo Nordisk totaled DKK 32.4bn (USD 4.4bn) in Q2 compared to DKK 26bn (USD 3.6bn) in the same period last year. This falls short of the analyst consensus estimate of DKK 32.6bn (USD 4.5bn) calculated by the pharmaceutical firm before the report was released.

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