In a news release, the world's biggest seller of insulin products said it will cooperate with the agency's investigation. It added that other companies have also received subpoenas related to the U.N. program.
"At this time, Novo Nordisk cannot determine or predict the outcome of this matter," the release said. "In addition, the company cannot predict how long the investigation will take or when it will be able to provide additional information."
Denmark-based Novo Nordisk was among more than 2,000 companies and individuals accused by the U.N. in October of paying bribes to Iraqi officials under the oil-for-food program, the
has reported. Launched in 1996, the program was designed to help Iraqis after sanctions were imposed on Saddam Hussein's regime.
Shares finished Friday at $57.31.