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Ozempic: Big Pharma Obesity To Suicide Drug Quackery

• - Helena Glass

Weight Loss drugs promise the moon, the stars, and the sky!  Wegovy by Nordisk is one such monumental explosion.   The US trade name for Wegovy is Ozempic.   The newest drug of Hollywood and Oprah.   Their website claims that demand is so high, there will be interruptions in supply – so make sure and order five years worth …. Before it is yanked off the market.

Without insurance, Wegovy costs $270 per month.   The Phase 2 Trial was administered over a 68 week period on a total of 1961 people across 16 countries and required a reduced calorie diet (500 calories less than they were previously consuming) and exercise (150 minutes per week – undefined).   The placebo group only lost 2.4% of body weight whereas the Wegovy group lost 14.9% of their weight.  For the math challenged, that means that after 68 weeks of diet, exercise and a drug – if you previously weighed 220lbs, you now weighed 187 and paid roughly $4600.

Who wins?  Big Pharma is raking it in!!!

What are the Ozempic warnings?   Thyroid C-Cell tumors, acute pancreatitis, acute gall bladder disease, hypoglycemia, acute kidney injury, anaphylaxis, diabetic retinopathy, increased heart rate, and suicide.   Other common reactions include:   nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, abdominal pain, headache, fatigue, dyspepsia, dizziness, distension, eructation, flatulence, gas reflux, nasopharyngitis.   The contraindications with other drugs taken by the participants has not been discussed.