Sales in the Pharmaceuticals Division dropped by 3% in H1 2021 due to the impact of biosimilars.
Novo Nordisk has reported a net profit of kr12.6bn ($2.03bn) for the first quarter (Q1) of 2021, which represents an increase of 6% compared to kr11.9bn ($1.92bn) in Q1 2020.
According to the first-quarter results published by Pfizer this week, its coronavirus jab has reaped revenues of $3.5bn for the biopharma giant in the first three months of 2021.
Pfizer has increased 2021 financial guidance for its Covid-19 vaccine candidate BNT162b2 after the product generated $3.5bn in global revenues during the first quarter (Q1) of this year.
Chronic hepatitis B (CHB) is a viral liver disease that develops when the immune system cannot fight the hepatitis B virus and it remains in the body for six months or longer.