Type 2 diabetics struggle to get Ozempic as others use it for weight loss

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) – A medication used to treat Type 2 diabetes has been in short supply for months because non-diabetics are using the drug to take advantage of its weight-loss side effect.

The medication, sold under the name Ozempic, is trending on social media after numerous celebrities have admitted they use it to lose weight.

While pointing out it is not a weight-loss drug, Ozempic’s website highlights the weight-loss side effect, saying, “Adults could lose up to 14 pounds on average from the drug.”

The rush to be a part of the trend has left those being treated for Type 2 diabetes empty-handed as pharmacies can’t keep up with the demand.

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