Yesterday, Medline Plus published an article titled, “Promise From A New Weight-Loss Drug. It is an injectable drug called Saxenda and reportedly helped people lose 5% of their body weight in a “research study.” This probably sounds promising on the surface especially for those who have tried so hard to successfully lose weight.
Let’s look at the facts of the study:
The participants were injected EVERYDAY for 1 YEAR. The average weight loss for the entire year amounted to 18.5 lbs.
The participants were provided lifestyle counseling. There was no mention in the medline plus article whether people complied with the counseling nor what the counseling included.
For the consumer to purchase this drug in the United States, it would cost between $1,000 and $1,800 for a 3 MONTH SUPPLY.
The study was funded by Novo Nordisk. In case you have never heard of them, they are the manufacturers of Saxenda.