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FDA says no ‘clear relationship’ between GLP-1 drugs and suicide risk

January 12, 2024


The concerns over suicide ideation — thinking about or planning suicide — emerged last year when the Icelandic drug agency reported to the EMA two cases in people taking GLP-1s. One was taking Saxenda, Novo Nordisk’s daily weight-loss shot, and the other was taking Ozempic, Novo’s weekly diabetes shot that is often used off-label for obesity. Icelandic authorities also reported one case of self-harm in a person taking Saxenda.

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