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What’s the buzz on Ozempic and Wegovy?

JULY 10, 2023
Melody Berg
By Melody Berg PharmD, MPH, BCPS
What are Ozempic and Wegovy? Ozempic and Wegovy are two names for the same medication-- semaglutide. However, they are approved for different conditions. Ozempic is prescribed for people to treat Type 2 diabetes and prevent major cardiovascular events like heart attack or stroke. Wegovy is prescribed at a different dose to treat people who are...
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