How to make powerful new obesity drugs available to all

They don’t mention it in the editorial, but there are two or three big drug companies making essentially the same drug. Seems to me that Medicare & Medicaid could put out a request for proposals for 50 million doses per week for 10 years and see what kind of volume discount can be negotiated. During the pandemic, the Gov’t was paying $20/dose for the Pfizer COVID vaccine in several multi-billion dollar bulk purchases. Now they’re paying $150/dose for the vaccine piecemeal.



The severe side effects might become even more profitable.