Novo Files Lawsuit Over Third-Party Semaglutide Promotion; Versanis Bio Completes Enrollment of Ph2b Bimagrumab Study in Obesity; FDA Approves Jardiance and Synjardy for Pediatric T2DM and Lodoco for ASCVD

Four cardiometabolic-related news items have been observed: Novo Nordisk announced it is taking legal actions over third-party semaglutide promotion (view press release); Versanis Bio announced it completed enrollment for the global Ph2b BELIEVE study evaluating the safety and efficacy of bimagrumab as a monotherapy and in combination with semaglutide in participants with obesity (view CT.gov record); FDA approved Jardiance and Synjardy to improve glycemic control in children 10 years of age and older with T2DM (view press release) as well as Agepha Pharma’s Lodoco in adult patients with established ASCVD or with multiple risk factors for cardiovascular disease (view press release). Below, FENIX provides highlights and insights into the respective news items, including brief thoughts on the bimagrumab + semaglutide program. 

About The Author

Matthew Maryniak

President of Fenix Group International

Matthew has been a thought leader in the high-growth therapeutic areas of diabetes and cardiovascular medicine since 2006, making regular attendance at large and small CV/met scientific meetings and an architect of novel methods for assessing market opportunities. He has over a decade of experience in leading CV/met consulting engagements, is a published author in PM360 and Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, and has been quoted in The Pink Sheet on anti-thrombotics.

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