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18 Dec 2023

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Calls to Poison Centers Spike for Weight-Loss Drug Overdoses

Poison control centers report a staggering [1,500% increase](https://fr.news.yahoo.com/video/poison-centers-see-big-spike-230830504.html) in calls regarding injected weight-loss drugs like semaglutide due to accidental overdoses. People are experiencing severe symptoms as misuse of diabetes and weight-loss medications rise. Many cases of overdose [are due to errors](https://medicalxpress.com/news/2023-12-poison-center-weight-loss-drugs.html) in administering the drug. Contrary to most poison center calls, which typically involve young children, these calls primarily involve adults [aged 40 to 70](https://kslnewsradio.com/2065716/poison-centers-see-nearly-1500-increase-in-calls-related-to-injected-weight-loss-drugs-as-people-accidentally-overdose/).