WeightWatchers Launches Program for Users of Ozempic and Other Weight-loss Drugs

Posted By Madilyn Moeller, Monday, December 18, 2023

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For those who thought Ozempic would spell the end of diet programs, think again.

WeightWatchers launched WeightWatchers GLP-1, a subscription program focused on the health and nutrition needs of patients using Ozempic and Wegovy, two brands of semaglutide, a diabetes drug that has exploded in popularity for its effectiveness in helping people lose weight.

With its new membership offering, the 60-year-old diet company is hoping to stay relevant in a rapidly changing industry. Widespread use of Ozempic and Wegovy has upended the diet industry and even changed consumer eating habits. An estimated 24 million people, or 7% of the U.S. population, could be using the drugs by 2035, according to a report by Morgan Stanley Research.

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