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Weight loss drug giant to build North Carolina plant to add 1,000 jobs

Jun. 24, 2024 18:13 PM EDT

CLAYTON, N.C. (AP) — Novo Nordisk, the maker of Ozempic and Wegovy, announced on Monday that it plans to add 1,000 jobs when another company manufacturing plant is built in a suburb of North Carolina’s capital to expand production of the very popular weight loss and diabetes medicines, as well...

WHO and Eli Lilly caution patients against falling for fake versions of popular weight-loss drugs

Jun. 20, 2024 18:12 PM EDT

The World Health Organization and drugmaker Eli Lilly and Co. are warning people to be wary of fake versions of popular weight-loss and diabetes medicines. WHO said Thursday that it has fielded several reports of fake semaglutide — the active ingredient in Novo Nordisk’s Wegovy...

Greek authorities searching for missing British doctor who popularized fasting for weight loss

Jun. 06, 2024 11:41 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities confirmed Thursday that they are searching for Michael Mosley, a well-known British television doctor who popularized intermittent fasting for weight loss and long-term health. Greek police said a broad search and rescue operation has been...

Is intermittent fasting better than counting calories? Maybe not, but you might stick with it

Jun. 01, 2024 12:44 PM EDT

As weight-loss plans go, it’s easy to see the allure of intermittent fasting: Eat what you want, but only during certain windows of time — often just eight hours a day. Instead of counting calories or measuring portions, dieters just have to pay attention to the clock, said...

Eli Lilly beefs up plan to expand manufacturing for popular drugs Zepbound, Mounjaro

May. 24, 2024 10:33 AM EDT

Eli Lilly will spend more than $5 billion to expand an Indiana manufacturing site and eventually make more doses of its popular weight-loss and diabetes treatments, Zepbound and Mounjaro. The drugmaker said Friday that it was more than doubling its investment in a site near its...

Use of Wegovy and other weight-loss drugs soars among kids and young adults

May. 22, 2024 13:50 PM EDT

At 17, Israel McKenzie was so burdened by obesity that he stopped going to high school in person and was embarrassed to speak to people at his restaurant job. “I was in a really dark place,” says McKenzie, whose weight had climbed to 335 pounds on his 6-foot-1 frame, despite...

So you've lost weight using Wegovy. Does that mean you can stop taking it?

May. 01, 2024 14:30 PM EDT

Millions of Americans who have dropped pounds and boosted their health using popular obesity drugs like Wegovy are facing a new dilemma: What happens if they stop taking them? Many worry that they’ll regain weight and revert to old habits. In studies, people who paused the drugs...

Selling weight-loss and muscle-building supplements to minors in New York is now illegal

Apr. 25, 2024 18:35 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — It’s now illegal to sell weight-loss and muscle-building supplements to minors in New York, under a first-in-the-nation law that went into effect this week. Experts say loose federal regulation of dietary supplements has resulted in these products sometimes...

What do weight loss drugs mean for a diet industry built on eating less and exercising more?

Apr. 25, 2024 05:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ever since college, Brad Jobling struggled with his weight, fluctuating between a low of 155 pounds when he was in his 30s to as high as 220. He spent a decade tracking calories on WeightWatchers, but the pounds he dropped always crept back onto his 5-foot-5-inch frame. ...