Novo to Pursue High-Dose Ozempic for T2DM; Q3 ’18 Earnings Update

Novo Nordisk hosted its Q3 ’18 earnings call (press release) and provided updates to its diabetes business. Below are highlights from the call including Novo’s disclosure that it is pursuing high-dose Ozempic (2.4 mg) in T2DM to maintain best-in-class status ahead of Lilly’s anticipated GIP/GLP-1 dual agonist launch projected in 2023. Additionally, Novo has discontinued development of its Hypopen-1513, a glucagon rescue product for the treatment of hypoglycemia.

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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