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New drugs transform weight loss industry

May 9, 2024
Weight Watchers holds its annual shareholder meeting today, which includes a presentation by departing board member Oprah Winfrey.
Since weight loss drugs like Wegovy have come onto the scene, the weight loss industry has grown from $76 billion a year to nearly $90 billion in 2023.
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Why doesn't Medicare cover drugs like Ozempic for weight loss?

Apr 15, 2024
Old laws and the high cost of these drugs have been obstacles for wider coverage.
Medicare Part D does not provide coverage solely for weight loss, explained one expert.
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