Dr Katherine Samaras warns against lethal weight loss injection Ozempic

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Professor of medicine and endocrinologist, Dr. Katherine Samaras said she’d never seen a medication gain popularity in the way that Ozempic and weight reduction injections have.

Australia’s drug regulator is looking into at least three fatalities that might be linked to Ozempic and other weight loss injections.

Leonie Margetts’ daughter, Naomi, died after taking Ozempic injections she’d ordered online, as reported by NineNow.

Ozempic exploded in popularity for its weight loss effects.
Ozempic exploded in popularity for its weight loss effects. Photo: NineNow / 60 Minutes.

39-year-old Naomi was desperate to be a mother, and was told she needed to lose weight to have any chance of falling pregnant.

“You just do not expect to find your daughter on her knees in front of the toilet bowl dead,” Margetts said.

“She [Naomi] was a week away from turning 40 and that’s a big thing for any female, she was feeling very vulnerable.”

Dr Samaras cautions that Ozempic is only licensed in Australia for diabetes and should only be administered under strict supervision of a doctor.

“We shouldn’t leave these drugs in the hands of people, it has to be supervised,” Dr Samaras said.

Source: NineNow

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