Fri. Jul 1st, 2022

Prioritization of Ozempic supply for type 2 diabetes during shortage in Australia

The local subsidiary of Danish diabetes care giant Novo Nordisk (NOV: N), the sponsor of semaglutide (Ozempic) solution for injection pre-filled pen, notified the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of a shortage of both strengths of semaglutide (Ozempic ) products due to an unexpected increase in consumer demand.

The increased demand is due to extensive prescribing of the drug for obesity management, for which Ozempic is not indicated.

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