New Analysis Suggests Long-Term Effectiveness for Wegovy Users

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New Analysis Suggests Long-Term Effectiveness for Wegovy Users

New Analysis Suggests , Long-Term Effectiveness , for Wegovy Users .

NBC reports that patients taking Novo Nordisk's obesity treatment maintain an average of 10% weight loss over four years.

The news potentially boosts the drugmaker's push for Wegovy to be covered by insurers and governments.

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The company submitted long-term findings at the European Congress on Obesity in Venice, Italy.

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This is the longest study weโ€™ve conducted so far of semaglutide for weight loss, Martin Holst Lange, Novoโ€™s head of development, via NBC.

We see that once the majority of the weight loss is accrued, you donโ€™t go back and start to increase in weight if you stay on the drug, Martin Holst Lange, Novoโ€™s head of development, via NBC.

According to another analysis published by the drugmaker, approximately 17% of trial participants stopped using the treatment due to side effects like nausea.

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The costly treatment ranges from $200 to nearly $2,000 per month in the ten countries where the drug is available.

NBC reports that Novo Nordisk was the first drugmaker to market GLP-1 agonists, originally developed as a diabetes treatment, to address record high obesity rates.

NBC reports that Novo Nordisk was the first drugmaker to market GLP-1 agonists, originally developed as a diabetes treatment, to address record high obesity rates.

Rival Eli Lilly launched its drug Zepbound in the United States in December of 2023.

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Neither drugmaker has managed to produce enough of the treatment to meet surging demand


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