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Dr Dan Dhunna comments on fake Ozempic sales in the Mirror

Warning as ‘fake Ozempic’ weight loss jabs are sold online mixed with acid

Slimmers are falling seriously ill after injecting a fake weight loss drug made with industrial acid.
It is sold online by dodgy dealers cashing in on the craze for semaglutide – a legitimate medication said to be popular with celebs wanting a “skinny jab”. Semaglutide, also called Ozempic, is only available on the NHS for diabetics, costs a fortune privately and is illegal unless prescribed by a registered medic.

Buyers “are gambling their lives”
They’re being preyed on by people out to make’ a quick buck.’

Cosmetic specialist Dr Dan Dhunna said: “Everything about this is wrong and it needs to stop. Semaglutide is a regulated medicine that can only be legally dispensed by registered doctors, specialist nurses or pharmacist prescribers.”

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