Ozempic users report stomach paralysis from diet drug: ‘So much hell’

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 17: In this photo illustration, boxes of the diabetes drug Ozempic rest on a drugstore counter on April 17, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.  Ozempic was originally approved by the FDA to treat people with type 2 diabetes, who risk serious health consequences without medication.  In recent months, there has been a spike in demand for Ozempic, or semaglutide, due to its weight-loss benefits, which has led to shortages.  Some doctors prescribe Ozempic off-label to treat obesity.  (Photo illustration by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Photo illustration by Mario Tama/Getty Images Since Ozempic was first released to the public in 2018, the diabetic injectable has become a favorite for fans, even those without diabetes, for weight loss. Others in its class of drugs, such as Wegovy, have also seen an increase in demand, so high that the Food and Drug … Read more

New guidance suggests skipping Ozempic before surgery

PHOTO: A box of Ozempic, a semaglutide injection drug used to treat type 2 diabetes and manufactured by Novo Nordisk, is seen at a Rock Canyon drugstore in Provo, Utah March 29, 2023. (George Frey/Reuters, FILE)

In recent years, Ozempic and other similar drugs, called GLP-1 agonists, have become popular for weight loss. However, doctors are now warning people against taking these drugs before having surgery or a procedure that requires them to be sedated. The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) said in a recent statement that people who take GLP-1 … Read more

Ozempic and Mounjaro helped this star of real housewives lose 20 pounds

Dolores Catania

Share on PinterestReal Housewives of New Jersey star Dolores Catania (pictured above) recently opened up about the challenges she encountered while taking the drugs Ozempic and Mounjaro to help her lose weight. Bruce Glikas/Getty Images rhonj star Dolores Catania recently opened up about her use of Ozempic and Mounjaro for weight loss. In the interview, … Read more

Ozempic maker Novo Nordisk spent $11 million last year on medical “wine and dining.” Experts are calling the move a breach of doctor-patient trust

Ozempic maker Novo Nordisk spent $11 million last year on medical "wine and dining."  Experts are calling the move a breach of doctor-patient trust

Experts are sounding the alarm after a report that popular weight-loss injectable maker Novo Nordisk spent $11 million last year on meals and travel for thousands of prescribers. Photo by JOEL SAGET/AFP) (Photo by JOEL SAGET/AFP via Getty Images Experts are sounding the alarm after a report that popular weight-loss injectable maker Novo Nordisk spent … Read more