Fierce Healthcare May 24, 2024
Noah Tong

Updated: May 24, 11:30 p.m. ET

Below is a roundup of payer-centric news headlines you may have missed during the month of May 2024.

Blue Cross: Patients are quitting GLP-1 drugs for weight loss early

Nearly six in 10 patients quit using GLP-1 drugs for weight loss before reaching a “clinically meaningful” health benefit, Blue Cross Blue Association said.

The insurer’s research found more than 30% of patients dropped out of treatment after four weeks, before the dosage had increased to its targeted level. Most patients did not stay on the GLP-1 track through a minimum of 12 weeks, and people aged 18 to 34 were more likely to discontinue early.

“This study underscores how much more we have to...

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