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Michelle Pugle, 2023,

Is there such a thing as an “Ozempic withdrawal?” Whenever you stop taking a medication, you may experience certain side effects. This is also true with obesity drugs like Ozempic—stopping the medication will result in lowered levels of the drug’s active ingredients that work to stabilize blood sugar. Read more in

Featuring interviews with:

  • Amy Lee, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Lindora Clinic

  • Frances Lee, NP, a nurse practitioner at the weight loss center at Rush University Medical Group

Michelle Pugle, 2023, Healthline

Following a relatively small number of cases reporting suicidal thoughts and self-harming behavior in people using GLP-1 receptor agonists, agencies in Canada, Europe, and the United Kingdom are assessing whether the side effect is caused by the medication or is associated with underlying conditions. Read the full story in Healthline.

Featuring interviews with:

  • Mirela Loftus, MD, PhD, medical director for Newport Healthcare

  • Jodie Pepin, PharmD, clinical pharmacy program director at Harbor Health and an assistant professor of pharmacy at the University of Texas in Austin

Michelle Pugle, July 2023, Healthline

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first-ever anti-inflammatory drug for cardiovascular disease. Read more in Healthline.

Featuring interviews with:

  • Brett Nowlan, MD, a cardiologist with Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute

  • Cheng-Han Chen, MD, PhD, interventional cardiologist and medical director of the Structural Heart Program at MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center in Laguna Hills, California

Michelle Pugle, 2023, Healthline

Women taking oral estrogen hormones may be at greater risk of developing high blood pressure than women taking non-oral forms of hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Read more in Healthline.

Featuring interviews with:

  • Jennifer Bourgeois, PharmD, IHP, FAIS, a pharmacy and health expert at SingleCare

  • Zahra Ameen, BSc, MBBS, MRCOG, a consultant gynecologist and obstetrician at the Cadogan Clinic in London, England

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