April 21, 2023 — First, celebrities sparked controversy after reports claimed they were using the diabetes medication Ozempic, taking the hunger-taming injection off-label and potentially jeopardizing the supply for those with diabetes. Now, some commercial weight loss programs that have long advocated a laser focus on diet, exercise, and behavior change are adding prescription weight loss drugs approved to treat obesity, such as Wegovy. And that’s triggering a healthy debate.

WW, formerly called Weight Watchers, and Noom are fine-tuning special programs, not yet available, that will incorporate the prescription weight loss drugs for those with a substantial amount of weight…


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