OPINION - The Leader podcast: Behind the celebrity weight-loss drug semaglutide


There’s always a new fad diet, fitness trend or alleged ‘quick fix’ and the latest one is called semaglutide - also known by brand names Ozempic and Wegovy.

It’s an injection originally intended to be used to treat Type 2 diabetes, but influencers and celebrities are now taking it to achieve their ideal bodies… even billionaire Elon Musk has admitted to being a fan.

But as with all these so-called ‘miracle treatments’, there are side effects and risks - especially with people obtaining it from sources other than a doctor.

Libby Galvin lifts the curtain on the latest controversial weight-loss trend.

You can read Libby’s story in full here.

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