What you need to know about the drugs being used for weight loss

What you need to know about the drugs being used for weight loss
Global sales of anti-obesity medications are forecast to be worth nearly NZ$50 billion by the end of this decade. (Image: Depositphotos)
Bloomberg
By Emma Court and Suzi Ring Obesity is among the world’s most common health conditions, but for years medicine has had few effective approaches to offer, short of surgery. That’s why there’s been so much excitement about a new class of drugs that’s helping patients shed dozens of kilos at far lower risk. Supplies can barely keep up with demand, and researchers are racing to come up with more. Yet there are big hurdles that could keep the medications from many or most of the billion or so people worldw...

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