Novo Nordisk addresses off-label Ozempic use as it grapples with multiple shortages
On the heels of Wegovy supply troubles, Novo Nordisk is reporting a shortage of its diabetes treatment Ozempic which contains the same active ingredient, semaglutide.
The company told Endpoints News in an email last week that it’s experiencing “intermittent supply disruptions” for the Ozempic pen that delivers 0.25 and 0.5 mg doses of the drug, caused by “incredible demand coupled with overall global supply constraints.” On Dec. 7, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists reported shortages affecting both the 0.25 mg or 5 mg doses, as well as the 1 mg and 2 mg doses using various pen injectors.
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