Denmark-based, Novo Nordisk developed a drug that stimulates insulin productions called semaglutide a class of drugs which categorized in GLP-1s. The new oral diabetes medicine is a better lowering blood sugar levels compared to the existing drug.
Novo Nordisk today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved its New Drug Application (NDA) for OZEMPIC® (semaglutide) injection 0.5 mg or 1 mg, a once-weekly glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1) receptor agonist indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes.1 OZEMPIC® is administered once weekly, on the same day each week, and can be taken any time of the day, with or without meals.
Encouraged by evidence of the impact that its diabetes drug semaglutide can have on obesity, with patients shedding an average of 16% of their weight in a mid-stage study, top researchers at Novo Nordisk today unveiled an ambitious late-stage strategy to make their mark in a tough, but potentially blockbuster market.
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