‘People don’t realise the dangers’: Warning after hundreds of semaglutide overdoses

Around 7% of calls followed deliberate misuse of semaglutide for weight loss, according to the NSW Poisons Information Centre.
Sarah Simpkins
Associate Professor Neale Cohen.

The social media frenzy around semaglutide may have contributed to dozens of overdoses, says a leading endocrinologist, with poisons information centres seeing a spike in calls relating to medication errors. 

The NSW Poisons Information Centre said it had received around 120 calls related to semaglutide (Ozempic) in the 12 months to October 2023.