Is $500 a Pound Worth It?
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A recent NEJM article found that liraglutide worked well for weight loss, but with a significant side effect profile. Also, when averaging out net pounds dropped per dollar spent, it cost over $500 to lose a pound. Is it worth it? Maybe, maybe not. Andrew Buelt gives the lowdown.
Pi-Sunyer, Xavier, et al. "A randomized, controlled trial of 3.0 mg of liraglutide in weight management." New England Journal of Medicine 373.1 (2015): 11-22.