Tag Archive for: GLP-1

When the Inflation Reduction Act rolled out in January 2023, a key tenet of the legislation was the associated Affordable Insulin Now Act, which caps the price of insulin products at $35 per month for Medicare Part D enrollees. Two months later, Novo Nordisk announced that in response, the firm was going to chop the cost of various insulin products by up to 75%.

Presented at this week’s European Congress on Obesity, the two studies also demonstrate that Novo Nordisk’s Wegovy (semaglutide) provides cardiovascular benefits irrespective of starting weight and the amount of weight lost.

Amgen investors eyeing dramatic share price gains for rivals with successful obesity drugs will be focused on any updates the biotech company may provide on its own weight-loss drug candidates when it reports quarterly earnings on Thursday.

Large volumes of diabetes drug Ozempic are not being exported from Germany, its health ministry said, quashing a suggestion by its drugs regulator that outbound trade in the drug, coveted for its weight-loss effect, may have to be banned.

The move follows a review that started in July and covered a range of drugs known as GLP-1 receptor agonists, also including Eli Lilly’s Trulicity, Sanofi’s Suliqua, AstraZeneca’s Bydureon and Novo’s Rybelsus and Saxenda.

Ypsomed said it would expand its manufacturing capacities over the coming years, with Novo Nordisk contributing a significant part of the investment for the additional production infrastructure.

The European Medicines Agency recently flagged a safety signal related to GLP-1 receptor agonists and sent a list of questions to manufacturers including Novo Nordisk, Eli Lilly, Sanofi and AstraZeneca.

Amgen Inc.’s experimental obesity drug demonstrated promising durability trends in an early trial, paving the way for a larger mid-stage study early next year, company officials said ahead of a data presentation on Saturday.