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‘My old doctor told me there was nothing he could do. He told me it was my fault’: Wegovy revolution sees 600% increase among young adults

A new analysis of dispensing records from nearly 94% of U.S. retail pharmacies from 2020 to 2023 shows a stunning rise.

22.05.2024 10

Fortune

Jonel Aleccia

'Absolutely stunning': Food safety experts amazed as raw milk sales surge amid budding bird flu crisis

One 75-year-old has raised generations on raw milk because she thinks 'it's so healthy' despite mountain of evidence it isn't. She isn't alone.

14.05.2024 20

Fortune

Jonel Aleccia

US pledges aid to help track and contain bird flu on dairy farms

U.S. health and agriculture officials pledged nearly money in new spending and other efforts Friday.

10.05.2024 20

Fortune

Jonel Aleccia

Texas vet who cares for 40,000 cattle said nearly every farm that had cows sick with bird flu also had sick workers: 'I had people who never missed work, miss work'

Farmers have been hesitant to allow health officials onto their land because of the "stigma" of bird flu, another vet said.

02.05.2024 50

Fortune

Jonel Aleccia

USDA tells poultry producers to reduce salmonella in certain chicken products to help prevent food poisoning

Poultry producers will be required to bring down salmonella bacteria levels to help prevent food poisoning

26.04.2024 30

Fortune

Jonel Aleccia

Traces of bird flu found in pasteurized milk, FDA says, with virus traveling from birds, to cattle, to humans, and chickens

The agency stressed that the material is inactivated and that the findings do not represent a risk to consumers.

24.04.2024 60

Fortune

Jonel Aleccia

No evidence Ozempic and Wegovy raise risk of self harm, EU regulators said

The group did not review information regarding tirzepatide, the medication used in drugs sold as Mounjaro and Zepbound.

13.04.2024 5

Fortune

Jonel Aleccia

You could pay for Wegovy with Medicare, but there’s a catch

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued guidance that Medicare Part D drug benefit plans could cover anti-obesity drugs approved for an...

22.03.2024 40

Fortune

Jonel Aleccia

Weight-loss drugs like Wegovy are meant for long-term use. Now patients who’ve lost weight are asking what happens if they stop taking the $1,000 a month shots

One recent study published in the journal Obesity found that just 40% of patients who filled a prescription for Wegovy in 2021 or 2022 were still...

07.03.2024 20

Fortune

Jonel Aleccia

The applesauce pouches that gave kids lead poisoning had a 'high level' of another toxic chemical, FDA says

The CDC has reported 287 confirmed, probable or suspected lead poisoning cases from 37 states linked to WanaBana products made in Ecuador.

06.01.2024 10

Fortune

Jonel Aleccia

Salmonella outbreak tied to cantaloupes has killed at least 10 people in the U.S. and Canada

Health officials are warning consumers, retailers and restaurants not to buy, eat or serve cantaloupe if they don’t know the source.

19.12.2023 30

Fortune

Jonel Aleccia

Abbott baby formula aftermath: One dead child and another with brain damage so bad she has constant seizures and crying bouts

The dangerous bacteria that sparked powdered formula recalls and shortages in 2022 has infected two babies, killing one and causing brain damage...

08.12.2023 8

Fortune

Jonel Aleccia

Wegovy and other weight-loss drugs are taking food guilt off the table this Thanksgiving

Medical experts and consumers say the drugs are shifting not only what users eat, but also the way they think about food.

20.11.2023 30

Fortune

Jonel Aleccia

Obesity drugs in Ozempic, Wegovy and Mounjaro are trimming back the Thanksgiving ‘food orgy’

Many users welcome what they say is greater control over what they eat, even during the emotionally charged holiday season. But others on the drugs...

20.11.2023 20

Fortune

Jonel Aleccia

Medications aren’t required to be tested in people with obesity. Here’s why that’s a problem

Many widely prescribed drugs and over-the-counter medications work differently in people who are obese, but exactly how and at what dose often isn't...

08.11.2023 10

Fortune

Jonel Aleccia

Salmonella outbreak that's sickened 73 people in 22 states is linked to precut onions

Gills Onions has recalled packages of diced yellow onions, red onions, onions and celery and a mix of onions, celery and carrots, known as mirepoix.

25.10.2023 4

Fortune

Jonel Aleccia

New weight-loss blockbuster drug emerges from study showing Mounjaro helps people lose 25% of their body weight of 60 pounds on average

Eli Lilly's diabetes drug has the potential to be one of the most powerful medical treatments for obesity to date, outside experts said.

15.10.2023 9

Fortune

Jonel Aleccia

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