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Costco launches weight loss program for members

Costco is jumping into the weight loss game by giving members access to sought-after medications such as those made by pharmaceutical giants Eli Lilly and Novo Nordisk.  Effective immediately, Costco members can sign up for a weight loss program through its partner Sesame, a health care marketplace aimed at helping those with high-deductible plans or no health insurance afford medical care. Members at Costco locations…

WeightWatchers CEO sends internal memo to employees as stock plummets amid Oprah exit

WeightWatchers CEO Sima Sistani is trying to rally her team as the company’s stock continues to take a beating following the announced departure of Oprah Winfrey from the board two weeks ago. The CEO aimed to reassure employees with an internal memo dated Thursday and obtained by CNBC in which she said the company is in a healthy financial position despite what the headlines might…

Wegovy, the weight-loss medication, gets FDA approval for use as heart disease prevention drug

Wegovy has been approved for use as a heart disease prevention medication, the FDA announced on Friday. The injectable semaglutide — originally approved for weight loss for certain patients — is now also indicated to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death, heart attack and stroke in adults who have cardiovascular disease and are either overweight or obese, the announcement stated.  “Wegovy is now the first…