A groundbreaking study from the University of Oxford, recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, has revealed that the manner in which doctors communicate with patients about obesity plays a pivotal role in their weight loss success. This innovative research delves into the nuances of communication, showing that not only do the words doctors use matter, but also their tone and...Read More
Swiss pharmaceutical giant, Roche, has announced a significant strategic move in the obesity treatment market with its $2.7 billion acquisition of Carmot Therapeutics, a U.S.-based obesity drug developer. This places Roche among leading contenders like Novo Nordisk and Eli Lilly in the weight-loss drug sector. Carmot’s flagship product, CT-388, a once-a-week dual GLP-1/GIP receptor...Read More
Britain is grappling with an obesity crisis that is inflicting a staggering economic toll of nearly £100 billion annually, as per a comprehensive report by the Tony Blair Institute. This figure, highlighted in a report published by The Times, indicates that the impact of obesity on national productivity is far more severe than previously estimated, being ninefold higher.
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A comprehensive study featured in Nutrients journal has cast a spotlight on pomegranate (Punica granatum l., PG) and its polyphenolic compounds, scrutinising their potential to modulate metabolic irregularities. Historically embraced for its therapeutic properties against bacterial infections, diabetes, and various metabolic syndromes, pomegranate’s efficacy is being re-evaluated amidst...Read More
Japan’s healthcare system is set to introduce a novel obesity treatment covered by public medical insurance starting Wednesday (22nd of November, 2023), marking the first such inclusion in thirty years. Wegovy, produced by the Danish firm Novo Nordisk, will be accessible under the national health insurance following its approval for manufacture and sale in March.
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Novo Nordisk has declared a substantial $2.3 billion investment aimed at amplifying the output of its highly sought-after obesity and diabetes medications at its Chartres facility in France, in a move to satiate the escalating demand. This financial injection will notably enhance the manufacturing capabilities for existing products such as Ozempic and Wegovy, alongside other burgeoning...Read More
AstraZeneca has initiated a foray into the burgeoning field of health technology with the introduction of its new subsidiary, Evinova. Officially unveiled this past Monday (20th of November, 2023), Evinova is poised to redefine how clinical trials are conducted for biotechnology entities, pharmaceutical corporations, and Contract Research Organisations (CROs). By integrating digital health...Read More