FDA Approves First Weight Loss Drug Since 2014

(Denmark) — There’s a new weapon in the war against obesity, the first since 2014. It’s an injectable drug called Wegovy and it’s manufactured by a Danish pharmaceutical company. The FDA has approved the drug for people who are overweight or obese and have at least one weight-related medical condition. Patients on Wegovy lost an average of 17-percent of their body weight in a 16-month study. Weight management experts are excited about the drug, saying it’s time to think about obesity, the same way we think about hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes.