Magic Pill review: Johann Hari’s compelling but flawed look at the new weight-loss drugs

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Magic Pill
Johann Hari (Bloomsbury Publishing (UK) Crown Publishing (US))

AS BOTH a cultural phenomenon and one of the most successful new drugs of the 21st century, it was inevitable we would soon see popular science books written about the weight-loss drug Wegovy (also sold as Ozempic) and other similar medicines. Among the first is Magic Pill: The extraordinary benefits and disturbing risks of the new weight-loss drugs by Johann Hari.

For two years, Hari has been fortunate…

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