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This episode explores how the diabetes medication Ozempic became an overnight weight loss sensation – and the rippling impacts its popularity is having across medicine, culture, and the economy. We dive into research on Ozempic's efficacy against obesity, the soaring demand making access difficult amid shortages, employers scrambling to add coverage given employees’ intense interest, and larger questions around what our fixation with a weight loss drug says about beauty norms and healthcare policy in America.
This episode explores how the diabetes medication Ozempic became an overnight weight loss sensation – and the rippling impacts its popularity is having across medicine, culture, and the economy. We dive into research on Ozempic's efficacy against obesity, the soaring demand making access difficult amid shortages, employers scrambling to add coverage given employees’ intense interest, and larger questions around what our fixation with a weight loss drug says about beauty norms and healthcare policy in America. leer más leer menos

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