Dr. Nathan Goodyear was recently interviewed on a NewsNation segment about the weight loss drug Ozempic.
During this interview on NewsNation, Dr. Goodyear provides his perspective on Ozempic now being linked to suicidal thoughts.
Dr. Nathan Goodyear, MD, MDH is the Medical Director at Brio-Medical and has practiced integrative medicine since 2006.
You can watch the full interview below and we have also included written notes.
NewsNation Ozempic Story – Summary
This story from NewsNation covers a recent investigation by European medical regulators into the diabetes drug Ozempic after patients reported having thoughts about suicide and self-harm.
There has been a recent surge in the popularity of Ozempic, which is a once-weekly injection that is used to help people lose weight.
Now some concerns have been raised about the potential link between Ozempic and suicidal thoughts.
A recent report from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has flagged three cases of patients who reported suicidal thoughts after taking Ozempic.
Dr. Nathan Goodyear was asked to provide his thoughts on Ozempic and its relation to suicidal thoughts.
Dr. Goodyear stressed the importance of combining the use of drugs like Ozempic with “lifestyle interventions.”
“This drug is coming in and basically compounding the problem. Yes, it can help sugar control, but the actual approval of this was with lifestyle interventions, but only if the Metformin failed. So the issue is it’s been used out of proper context.”
Dr. Goodyear stressed that the problem lies in the drug being used outside its intended context, thus possibly exacerbating existing issues.
Ultimately, the potential link between Ozempic and suicidal thoughts is a serious concern.
The EMA is currently reviewing the reports of suicidal thoughts associated with Ozempic, and it is important to be aware of the potential risks of Ozempic and other weight loss drugs.
Patients taking Ozempic should talk to their doctor if they experience suicidal thoughts or other side effects.
Learn More About Dr. Goodyear
Patients interested in pursuing their cancer healing journey can visit Dr. Goodyear at Brio Medical in Scottsdale, Arizona.