House Calls, #924, April 28, 2024: What excuse or hoops to jump through will the insurance companies now employ so that they can avoid or delay covering the cost of Wegovy? Hopefully none but who am I kidding?

On May 6, 2024, Wegovy will now be available in Canada. Many people who had been using Ozempic and responding well to treatment were summarily told by their health insurance companies that they were participating in a “lifestyle” choice and thus were no longer covered. Now that Wegovy is out, and is the exact same drug with a different sticker on the injectable pen, will they provide the coverage for it as it is specifically indicated for weight loss management? I await the onslaught of paperwork and forms to follow.

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