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STEP-HFpEF trial – caveats and implications

Written by | 19 Oct 2023

STEP-HFpEF was a randomised, controlled trial designed to find out whether semaglutide for 52 weeks could improve heart failure symptoms and physical function in obese, non-diabetic patients with […]

Semaglutide for prevention or cure of HFpEF?

Written by | 18 Oct 2023

The results of the STEP-HFpEF trial point towards routine use of GLP-1 agonists in heart failure but this has to be balanced against conflicting guidelines and cost pressures […]

How semaglutide impacts HFpEF

Written by | 17 Oct 2023

The results of the STEP-HFpEF trial showed statistically significant benefits “across the board” and these benefits were not due to weight loss alone, according to Vicky Ruszala, Specialist […]

Could semaglutide help obese patients with heart failure?

Written by | 16 Oct 2023

STEP-HFpEF was a randomised, controlled trial designed to find out whether semaglutide for 52 weeks could improve heart failure symptoms and physical function in obese, non-diabetic patients with […]

Semaglutide (Ozempic/Wegovy) shows 3-year efficacy for blood sugar control and weight loss

Written by | 5 Oct 2023

Data from a “real world” study indicates that treatment with the semaglutide (Ozempic/Wegovy) for type 2 diabetes significantly improves both blood sugar control and weight loss for up […]

Pharmacy-led obesity management with GLP agonists

Written by | 21 Jun 2023

Deborah Evans is Superintendent Pharmacist and Clinic Director at Remedi Health, where she runs a weight management service, including the provision of semaglutide. In this series of short […]

Offering the best weight-loss service for patients

Written by | 20 Jun 2023

People seeking semaglutide for weight management from a pharmacy-led service need to feel assured that the service is ethical and legal and has the best interests of the […]

How to provide semaglutide for ethical weight-loss

Written by | 19 Jun 2023

Taking time to understand a patient’s weight loss goals and checking their medical history to ensure there are no underlying problems that may need onward referral are both […]

Semaglutide: what you need to know about online supply and effective use

Written by | 18 Jun 2023

Online supply of semaglutide makes the medicine more accessible but may not provide the best support or guidance to enable people to get the best out of the […]

Wegovy or Ozempic – does it matter?

Written by | 17 Jun 2023

Wegovy and Ozempic both contain semaglutide but are authorised for different indications. They are also presented in slightly different concentrations and dose schedules, explains Deborah Evans, Superintendent Pharmacist […]

Semaglutide and how it makes you want to eat less

Written by | 16 Jun 2023

Deborah Evans is superintendent pharmacist and clinic director at Remedi Health, an independent pharmacy and healthcare clinic in Winchester. Remedi Health runs a weight management service and has […]

Semaglutide for obesity treatment

Written by | 13 May 2023

Alex Miras is Professor of Endocrinology at the University of Ulster, UK and is an expert in obesity management and research. In 2021 a trial of semaglutide for […]

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