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Obesity drug has no competitors on unexploited market, says Novo Nordisk

Executive Vice President cannot see any drug currently on the market that can compete with Novo Nordisk's recently approved Wegovy – but the company is still keeping its foot on the gas and launching quickly.

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It isn't pressure from competitors that is making Novo Nordisk aim for "the fastest launch after approval ever" for its new drug Wegovy, which was approved by the FDA on Friday.

According to Camilla Sylvest, Executive Vice President (EVP) for Commercial Strategy and Corporate Affairs, it is hard to find other drugs that can compete with Wegovy on the obesity market.

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