Oprah to Tackle Ozempic Craze in ABC Special: “A Very Personal Topic For Me”

March 08, 2024

Oprah Winfrey is taking on the weight-loss injectable trend in a new primetime special. ABC announced “An Oprah Special: Shame, Blame and the Weight Loss Revolution,” with Winfrey hosting a sit-down conversation with medical experts and patients about “the radical impact” of prescription weight-loss medications like Ozempic, Mounjaro and Wegovy. “It is a very personal topic for me and for the hundreds of millions of people impacted around the globe who have for years struggled with weight and obesity,” Winfrey said in a statement. Then, after using one of the weight-loss drugs herself, Winfrey was criticized for continuing to be a WeightWatchers ambassador. Who is eligible to receive weight-loss drugs?