Weight Loss

This image provided by Eli Lilly shows a 15 mg dosage of the company’s drug Mounjaro. Already approved to treat type 2 diabetes, Mounjaro is being considered for fast-track approval as a weight-loss drug based on the results of key clinical trials, with the latest announced on Thursday, April 27, 2023. Also known as tirzepatide, it is part of new class of medications that treat overweight and obesity by targeting the metabolic conditions that lead to extra weight. (Eli Lilly via AP)

Powerful new obesity drug poised to upend weight loss care

Tirzepatide, marketed as Mounjaro, has a track record of leading to significant weight loss

 

The Canadian Pharmacists Association says protecting Canadian drug supplies from mass exportation to the U.S. market remains a priority in light of B.C.’s recent move to limit sales of the diabetes drug Ozempic, which has been hyped as a weight-loss treatment. Prescription drugs are seen on shelves at a pharmacy in Montreal on March 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Rush for diabetes and weight-loss drug Ozempic puts cross-border sales in spotlight

Large-scale American demand for cheaper Canadian drugs threaten country’s supplies

 

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix pauses while responding to questions during a news conference in Vancouver on Monday, November 7, 2022. Dix plans to announce actions on how the government will ensure patients in the province will have secure access to the diabetes and weight loss drug Ozempic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. to announce plan for access to diabetes drug Ozempic, hyped for weight loss

Almost 10 per cent of prescriptions for the drug in B.C. filled for Americans

 

Kerry Toneguzzi poses for a portrait at her home in Kanata, Ont., on Tuesday, March 7, 2023. When she was diagnosed with diabetes in the fall of 2020, her doctor suggested she try Ozempic – a drug approved in Canada to treat diabetes, with a frequent side effect of weight loss. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby

Despite social media buzz, Ozempic is not a quick-fix weight loss solution: doctors

Diabetes treatment gaining popularity but doctors say it’s not a simple path to a bikini body

Kerry Toneguzzi poses for a portrait at her home in Kanata, Ont., on Tuesday, March 7, 2023. When she was diagnosed with diabetes in the fall of 2020, her doctor suggested she try Ozempic – a drug approved in Canada to treat diabetes, with a frequent side effect of weight loss. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR WEIGHT WATCHERS - At a WW GOOD wellness festival powered by Weight Watchers "WW" on the Santa Monica Pier on August 11, 2018, Los Angeles residents engage in a movement and meditation series ("LIFTED") led by Celebrity Fitness Instructor Holly Rilinger. WW International, better known as WeightWatchers, is buying telehealth platform Sequence, giving its members access to a program that offers prescriptions to obesity medications. Shares of WW International Inc. jumped nearly 12% before the market open on Tuesday, March 7, 2023. (Matt Sayles/AP Images for Weight Watchers)

WeightWatchers gets into prescription weight loss business

WeightWatchers soared Tuesday after the company said it was getting into the…

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR WEIGHT WATCHERS - At a WW GOOD wellness festival powered by Weight Watchers "WW" on the Santa Monica Pier on August 11, 2018, Los Angeles residents engage in a movement and meditation series ("LIFTED") led by Celebrity Fitness Instructor Holly Rilinger. WW International, better known as WeightWatchers, is buying telehealth platform Sequence, giving its members access to a program that offers prescriptions to obesity medications. Shares of WW International Inc. jumped nearly 12% before the market open on Tuesday, March 7, 2023. (Matt Sayles/AP Images for Weight Watchers)
The Noom app displayed on the Apple App Store on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (Apple App Store)

Better Business Bureau issues warnings over billing for weight loss app Noom

Bureau warned customers to read terms carefully when they sign up for a free trial, especially for health and wellness apps.

The Noom app displayed on the Apple App Store on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (Apple App Store)