2024 will see a new weight-loss drug that trumps Wegovy and Ozempic

2R2AKY2 Advertising for Wegovy (semaglutide) weight loss injections in the New York subway on Sunday, April 30, 2023. (? Richard B. Levine)

New weight-loss drugs may bypass the need to inject

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It may feel like there has been a stream of stories about drugs used for weight loss in 2023, but get ready for double helpings in 2024. A more potent fat-busting injection will probably enter clinics and we will see further trial results for a smorgasbord of treatments in the pipeline.

Semaglutide, possibly the most talked-about medicine of 2023, was developed to treat diabetes and sold as the self-injectable Ozempic. It works by mimicking the action of a gut hormone called…