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Finally Available in The UK: How to get Wegovy

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Novo Nordisk, the manufacturer of Wegovy, has revealed that Wegovy is now available for purchase in the UK. But what does this mean for the public, and how much supply can we expect? Read our blog for the details.

 

In their latest press release, Novo announced that Wegovy will be available from select weight management services, and through the NHS (for a limited number of eligible patients).  The launch of Wegovy® offers another option for UK individuals living with with obesity.

What is a constrained launch? 

The constrained launch of Wegovy® means that UK suppliers will not be allocated enough supply to meet likely demand and instead will receive smaller, frequent allocations rather than large quantities all at once. This approach has been adopted to protect stocks of the drug and ensure a steady flow of medication to those who successfully start on a weight reduction programme that uses the active drug semaglutide. Novo Nordisk will be “actively monitoring demand and collaborating with regulators and providers to ensure ongoing access to treatment”[1].

What is Wegovy?

Wegovy is a groundbreaking medication designed to address the complex issue of obesity. It belongs to a class of drugs known as GLP-1 receptor agonists and has been specifically developed to help individuals with obesity achieve sustainable weight loss and improved health outcomes. Wegovy works by targeting the body’s appetite control centre and regulating blood sugar levels, ultimately leading to reduced calorie intake and weight loss.

Read our Wegovy blog post, for further detail on the drug and how it works.

How can I get Wegovy? 

At SemaPen, we’re pleased to share that we’ve secured a stock of Wegovy and are actively engaged in ongoing discussions with our suppliers. We’re committed to providing our patients with the best possible service and ensuring timely access to Wegovy.

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