Daily Mail

NHS slimming jab faces delays

- By Hannah McDonald

SUPPLY of the ingredient behind the NHS’s new ‘game-changing’ slimming jab will not be widely available until January next year.

Watchdog NICE has approved Wegovy this week in what experts have hailed as a ‘pivotal moment’ in the fight against obesity. But a craze for semaglutid­e – the powerful ingredient in Wegovy – has triggered global shortages over the past year. The Mail understand­s Danish producer Novo Nordisk is ramping up supplies before making Wegovy available in the UK.

Huge demand for Wegovy after it launched in the US in 2021 led to shortages.

British officials still expect the first jabs to be rolled out in the coming weeks.

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