Novo Nordisk: FDA approves expanded label for Ozempic
(CercleFinance.com) - The US Food and Drug Administration approved Novo Nordisk's diabetes drug Ozempic to reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events in people with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, the Danish drugmaker said on Thursday.
The FDA has approved a label expansion based on a trial that showed that Ozempic cut the risk of death, non-fatal heart attack or non-fatal stroke by 26% versus placebo, when added to standard of care, it said.
Ozempic was first approved by the US FDA in 2017 and is now marketed in 25 countries.
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