What to know about prescription drugs promising weight loss

Weightwatchers Acquisition
This image shows the logo of WeightWatchers on a mobile phone, and the company's website, in New York, Tuesday, March 7, 2023. WeightWatchers shares soared Tuesday after the company said it was getting into the prescription drug weight loss business with the acquisition of Sequence. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

The Associated Press

WeightWatchers’ acquisition of a telehealth company is just the latest commercial push into the market for a new generation of medications that promise significant weight loss.

WeightWatchers will introduce its 3.5 million members to drugs that have been touted on social media by celebrities.

These injected medications mimic the action of a gut hormone that kicks in after people eat.

That boosts the release of insulin, blocking sugar production in the liver and suppressing appetite.

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3/8/2023 12:00:57 PM (GMT -6:00)

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