Senator floats new models to manage costs of weight loss drugs like Ozempic

Senator floats new models to manage costs of weight loss drugs like Ozempic

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With Novo Nordisk’s Wegovy and Ozempic hitting blockbuster sales and a new rival approved this week, everyone in Washington is thinking about how to manage the crashing wave of weight loss drug costs.

The explosive national demand for weight management therapies and diabetes drugs like Ozempic — all of which are indicated for indefinite use — has become central in an ongoing policy debate over high drug costs and controversial tactics to manage them, including President Biden’s plan to let the government negotiate directly with pharmaceutical companies. Seventy percent of Americans could qualify for these medicines.