- The science that helped develop weight loss drug Wegovy is leading to other medications that are expected in 2023.
- These new drugs can reduce weight up to 20%, though doctors caution that not everyone will benefit.
- Analysts estimate the weight loss medication field could generate $50 billion annually by 2030.
A new generation of anti-obesity medications offers the promise of dramatic weight loss but there is still a long way to go to make them accessible to those who need them.
Obesity is the last major untapped medical condition – one that more than 100 million Americans share – and drug companies have been trying for decades to develop a treatment.