Anti-obesity Wegovy’s launch in new markets slower due to high demand

COPENHAGEN/LONDON (Reuters): Novo Nordisk is taking the launch of its obesity drug Wegovy “a little slower than planned” in new markets due to higher than expected demand in the three countries where it is currently sold, an executive said on Tuesday.

Camilla Sylvest, executive vice president of commercial strategy and corporate affairs, made the comment during a news conference.

A weekly injection of Wegovy, which was launched in the US in June 2021, leads to an average weight loss of around 15 per cent, alongside changes to diet and exercise. Its impact has captured the attention of patients, investors and even celebrities.