Obesity Drug Stocks: Time to Buy Manufacturers of Ozempic, Mounjaro, Others?

Obesity Drug Stocks: Time to Buy Manufacturers of Ozempic, Mounjaro, Others?

The demand for drug therapies for obesity is on the rise. New drugs with efficacy rivaling bariatric surgery, with only minor tolerability issues, have replaced older drugs burdened with significant cardiovascular side effects and mediocre efficacy. The approval of Novo Nordisks’ NVO GLP-1 agonist Wegovy in 2021 led to increased demand for the active ingredient … Read more

Wegovy and Ozempic users explain what they ‘wish they knew’ before taking weight-loss meds

Wegovy and Ozempic users explain what they 'wish they knew' before taking weight-loss meds

There are high hopes for new weight loss drugs that will be offered to thousands of people across the UK. The appetite suppressant Wegovy will be given to around 35,000 patients as part of a breakthrough pilot programme, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced on Tuesday. The goal is to combat obesity and related health conditions … Read more

Could Ozempic Help Curb Addictive Behaviors?

Could Ozempic Help Curb Addictive Behaviors?

Semaglutide (Ozempic, Wegovy) and other drugs in its class are widely known for their role in managing type 2 diabetes and suppressing appetite. They may also prove useful one day for curbing certain addictive behaviors such as alcohol use and smoking, according to research. Preclinical research has shown promising results, and endocrinologists and patients alike … Read more

Ozempic is taking China by storm. Drug makers are scrambling to ramp up supplies | CNN business

Ozempic is taking China by storm.  Drug makers are scrambling to ramp up supplies |  CNN business

Hong Kong Cnn Ozempic, originally a drug to treat diabetes, is in high demand around the world with celebrities and social media users touting it as a weight loss wonder drug, despite some concerns from medical experts. Now the frenzy is sweeping China, where being skinny is a prevalent beauty standard, leading to shortages in … Read more

What to know about berberine, described on social media as “nature’s Ozempic”

What to know about berberine, described on social media as "nature's Ozempic"

CLOCK: The FDA warns of the dangers of using different brands of diet drugs Social media is chock full of posts promising the next best way to lose weight. One of the latest trends is berberine, a bitter-tasting quaternary ammonia compound found in many botanicals, including goldenseal, barberry, and Oregon grape. In fact, many on … Read more

What runners need to know about Ozempic

Some athletes turn to prescription medication to regulate their weight—that's why experts say it's dangerous.

This article originally appeared in Women’s Running Diabetes drug Ozempic and similar prescription weight-management drugs like Wegovy are getting a lot of buzz, from millions of social media mentions to rumors that celebrities are taking them to drastic weight loss. And that buzz means more people are taking them off the label, potentially just to … Read more

Ozempic for women over 50? 5 doctors evaluate new slimming injectables

Ozempic for women over 50?  5 doctors evaluate new slimming injectables

The use of injectable drugs like Ozempic for weight loss has become the hottest healthcare trend in decades. Celebrities including Kim Kardashian, Mindy Kaling and Elon Muskare are said to be using them to keep fit. An expert with celebrity clients said FIRSTThey are All on it. But is this approach right for most women … Read more

Ozempic, Wegovy forces weight loss companies to reverse their approaches

Ozempic, Wegovy forces weight loss companies to reverse their approaches

The rise of the popular obesity and diabetes drugs Wegovy and Ozempic has forced weight-loss companies to radically change their business models. WeightWatchers and Noom have for years touted diet and exercise as the primary ways to lose weight, but both recently debuted plans to offer prescriptions for Wegovy and similar drugs as part of … Read more

Berberine: Experts warn “Nature’s Ozempic” isn’t worth its weight

Berberine: Experts warn "Nature's Ozempic" isn't worth its weight

weight loss drugs are prime candidates for popular fads, but few have been as disruptive to the healthcare system as the obsession with Ozempic, a drug for type II diabetes. Due to a nationwide shortage of the active chemical in Ozempic, or semaglutide, some are now turning to the natural supplement berberine and semaglutide compounds … Read more