Ozempic for weight loss, Economy update

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Employees work in the battery assembly hall at the BMW Spartanburg plant in Greer, S.C., Wednesday, October 19, 2022. BMW announced $1.7 in new spending in and near the plant, with large resources going to conversion to electric vehicle manufacturing. Sean Rayford/AP Photo

The U.S. economy added a healthy number of jobs last month, which could lead the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates again. We talk with a Wisconsin economist about the news. We also talk with a doctor about the trend of using the diabetes drug Ozempic for weight loss.

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  • Diabetes drug gets hype as weight loss aid

    The diabetes medication Ozempic is getting a lot of hype, as people use it as a weight loss aid. A Wisconsin doctor who specializes in diabetes research and treatment tells us about the main use of the medication–and things to think about as people who don’t have diabetes are seeking out the drug.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Rob Ferrett Producer
  • Dr. Dawn B. Davis Guest

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