Suicidal ideation claims spur European review of popular weight-loss drugs

By Simon Druker


July 10 (UPI) — The European Union agency responsible for supervising the medical and pharmaceutical sectors is looking into claims of suicidal thoughts experienced by patients of several medications used for weight loss.

The European Medicines Agency confirmed its Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee is looking at popular drugs containing semaglutide, sold under several brand names including Ozempic and Wegovy.

The review came after concerns were raised during the latest PRAC meeting, following three cases reported by the Icelandic Medicines Agency.

Two of those cases involved suicidal thoughts, while a third person had thoughts of self-injury.

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