Medical Matters Podcast

Medical Matters Podcast--Use of Ozempic for Weight Loss

June 23, 2023 Kelly McCormack Season 2 Episode 11
Medical Matters Podcast
Medical Matters Podcast--Use of Ozempic for Weight Loss
Show Notes

Dr. Peter Brier and Nurse Practitioner Kelly McCormack discuss the increased use of Ozempic as a weight-loss method. Semaglutide is used for the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes, and is sold under the names Ozempic, Rybelsus and Wegovy.

The Washington Post has published a series of pieces on the use of Ozempic for weight loss, its popularity and how insurers are resisting--the June 12th, 2023 article can be found
here. The FDA has also warned consumers against the use of so-called "off-brand" versions of these drugs.