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Novo Nordisk Receives FDA Approval of Saxenda Label Update

May 3, 2017
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The FDA has approved an updated product label for Saxenda (liraglutide) injection 3 mg.

The updated label includes clinical trial data supporting the safety and efficacy of the drug over a 3-year term.

Approximately half of patients on Saxenda who lost more than or equal to 5 percent of their weight after 56 weeks, maintained their weight loss for 3 years.

The drug may help some adults with excess weight who also have weight-related medical problems or obesity lose weight and keep the weight off.

Saxenda was approved by the FDA in December 2014.

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