Featuring in Kimmel's Oscars monologue, Ozempic stands to gain more popularity

Pharmacies in Israel and around the globe warn of shortages of type 2 diabetes medication after online influencers, including Elon Musk, promote use for weight loss

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel gave Ozempic a push no commercial could hope to achieve at Sunday night's 2023 Academy Awards when he attributed the fabulous look of Hollywood stars in attendance to the drug.
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  • “Everybody looks so great. When I look around this room, I can’t help but wonder ‘Is Ozempic right for me?" Kimmel said and the crowd broke out in a roar.
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    Jimmy Kimmel at the 2023 Oscars
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    Ozempic is an antidiabetic medication used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and is also prescribed to treat obesity. In the past few years, it has become the go-to solution for quick weight loss around the world.
    After celebrities and online influences including Elon Musk tweeted about the weight loss experience with the drug, a rush to obtain the magic solution began in the U.S. and around the world and in Israel, pharmacies announced they were running out of stock, leaving diabetics in distress
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    Khloé Kardashian, Elon Musk
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    Israeli health officials warned that the wrong use of Ozemic and similar medication, do not treat the underlying causes of weight gain or obesity and therefore should not replace a healthy diet and exercise regime.
    Unconvinced, many still seek the quick and easy way back into their high school jeans.
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