Before any medicine is available for doctors to prescribe, it must be granted a license by the government. Therefore, all medicines have to be tested in appropriate patients to ensure that they reach the standards of safety and efficacy required by governmental agencies around the world. This is achieved by conducting clinical trials in which patients freely volunteer to try new medicines so that relevant data can be obtained. All clinical trials must conform to globally accepted scientific and ethical standards before they can proceed.
Novo Nordisk is committed to ensuring that all its products meet the highest quality standards and are rigorously tested using clinical trials that are performed in collaboration with doctors and nurses within the UK.