Tag Archives: obesity

Grog tax best way to tackle Aust obesity

A tax on alcohol is the most cost-effective way to tackle worrying rates of obesity in Australia, researchers at a Victorian university say. Analysis by health economists at Deakin University found a levy based on alcoholic content, of 84 cents per standard drink, could help reduce consumption and lead to significant health benefits. Taxing sugary… Read More »

Lured by high demand, Korean wholesaler smuggled Novo’s obesity drug Saxenda into China

Anti-obesity drug Saxenda has been one of Novo Nordisk’s key growth drivers lately—and apparently, a Korean wholesaler noticed. The pharmaceutical middleman allegedly smuggled the popular drug into China, where it’s not yet approved. Korean regulators are investigating the wholesaler for allegedly hawking Saxenda in China, Korea Biomedical Review reported, citing multiple sources. A Novo spokeswoman confirmed to FiercePharma… Read More »