AP: Use of Wegovy and other weight-loss drugs soars among kids and young adults

Joyce M. Lee, MD, MPH, of CHEAR was recently interviewed by The Associated Press.

“What it’s suggesting is that it’s one of the tools in the toolbox and there are more providers prescribing this medication for the population,” she said.

It’s important to understand the surging use of these medications in young people, Lee said. The drugs are meant for continuing use, so “we really need to think about the long-term safety and effectiveness of these medications for this population,” she said.

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