Forbes June 20, 2024
Arianna Johnson


Several medical spas and wellness centers are facing potential lawsuits from drugmaker Eli Lilly for allegedly selling compounded and counterfeit versions of ultra-popular weight loss and diabetes drugs Mounjaro and Zepbound, a problem also raised by Ozempic maker Novo Nordisk—and health organizations warn these products may pose serious side effects like infections.

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How To Tell If Your Weight Loss Drugs Are Fake

There are several ways to spot fake GLP-1 drugs. Lilly noted some fake versions of its products have a pink hue instead of being colorless like the official products. If the product is labeled as generic tirzepatide or semaglutide then it’s fake because neither Lilly nor Novo Nordisk sells generic versions of its drugs. Another...

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