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The Obesity Revolution

A new generation of obesity drugs is transforming patients’ lives, dividing medical experts, and spurring the biggest business battle in years. Known as GLP-1-based drugs, this medication class could have the medical and societal impact of blockbusters like Viagra, Lipitor, and Prozac. Like them, these weight-loss drugs have the potential to reshape the way we think of what it means to be sick and what it takes to be healthy.

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