STAT Plus: Novo Nordisk’s Jorgensen: If it was simple to appropriate pricing, we’d be doing it already

Until the rising nationwide anger over the price of medicines, Novo Nordisk (NVO) retained a comparatively low profile amongst drug makers. However as one of many three giant purveyors of insulin, the Danish firm has extra lately occupied an uncomfortable spot within the limelight. Together with Sanofi (SNY) and Eli Lilly (LLY), the corporate has been accused of value gouging, collusion, and indifference to folks with diabetes, a few of whom at the moment are driving from the U.S. to Canada to purchase insulin. The occasions prompted Novo chief govt Lars Fruergaard Jorgensen to go on a “listening tour” in late June to kind out the issue. We met with him on the outset of his tour and that is an edited model of our dialog.

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