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Novo Nordisk receives FDA approval for Saxenda® for the treatment of obesity


December 23, 2014 - London

Bagsværd, Denmark, 23 December 2014 - Novo Nordisk today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the New Drug Application (NDA) for Saxenda® (liraglutide 3 mg), the first once-daily human glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analogue for the treatment of obesity. Saxenda® is indicated as an adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity for chronic weight management in adults with obesity (BMI =>30 kg/m2) or who are overweight (BMI =>27 kg/m2) with at least one weight-related comorbidity such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

For further information

Media:
Mike Rulis +45 3079 3573 mike@novonordisk.com
Ken Inchausti (US) +1 609 514 8316 kiau@novonordisk.com
Investors:  
Kasper Roseeuw Poulsen +45 3079 4303 krop@novonordisk.com
Melanie Raouzeos +45 3075 3479 mrz@novonordisk.com
Daniel Bohsen +45 3079 6376 dabo@novonordisk.com
Frank Daniel Mersebach (US) +1 609 235 8567 fdni@novonordisk.com
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