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18 Dec 2023


Calls to Poison Centers Spike for Weight-Loss Drug Overdoses

Poison control centers report a staggering [1,500% increase]( 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]( in administering the drug. Contrary to most poison center calls, which typically involve young children, these calls primarily involve adults [aged 40 to 70](