Bloomberg Law
March 17, 2023, 4:17 PM

Novo Ozempic Shortage Eases After Rush to Use for Slimming (1)

Emma Court
Emma Court
Bloomberg News

Novo Nordisk A/S replenished supplies of Ozempic, a treatment for diabetes, after social media-driven enthusiasm over the drug’s use for weight loss led to six months of shortages.

Two common doses of Ozempic are now available again, according to an update posted on the US Food and Drug Administration’s drug shortage database that Novo confirmed in a statement. A third, higher dose of the drug may have limited availability in late March, the FDA and Novo said.

Researchers who developed Ozempic to control blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes, which afflicts some 35 million Americans, also found ...