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Trendy Weight-Loss Drug Can Have Bad Side Effects

  • The Cut, Wednesday, November 16, 2022 10:01 PM
"Since its U.S. rollout in early 2018, Ozempic has become a coveted accessory in Hollywood," according to The Cut. Doctors are prescribing the injectable diabetes drug off-label for weight loss, which means "Everyone’s asking about it. My mom’s asking," says one concierge doctor quoted in the article. It's being marketed with catchy ads that sing “Oh! Oh! Oh! Ozempic!” to the tune of the 1975 song "Magic.” "But when you take the nausea, constipation, diarrhea, and other possible issues into account, Ozempic isn’t always the panacea it’s made out to be."

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