U.S. FDA Approves Novo Nordisk's Diabetes Treatment

12/05/17 01:44 PM EST

By Maryam Cockar


Novo Nordisk AS (NVO) said Tuesday that the U.S. Food and Administration has approved its Ozempic semaglutide injection which helps treat adults with type 2 diabetes.

The Danish pharmaceutical said the approval for Ozempic was based on results from a clinical trial program and follows a positive recommendation from the FDA's advisory committee in October.

Ozempic was approved for use in two dosages of 0.5 milligrams and 1 milligram and will be launched as a pre-filled pen device, the company said.

Novo Nordisk added that it will use part of the approved requirements for the drug to conduct a trial on adolescents under 18 years old.


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December 05, 2017 13:44 ET (18:44 GMT)

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