Oprah Hosts Primetime Special About Weight Loss Drugs on ABC | Media Advisory

Oprah Hosts Primetime Special About Weight Loss Drugs on ABC | Media Advisory

March 18, 20242 min read

Oprah Winfrey, a revered media mogul and advocate for health and wellness, is set to host a groundbreaking primetime special on ABC, focusing on the burgeoning field of weight loss drugs.

The new special follows Winfrey’s exit from the board of weightwatchers, where she served for nearly a decade after acquiring a 10% stake in the company.

This special promises to shed light on the science behind popular weight loss medications Ozempic, Mounjaro and Wegogy. As obesity rates continue to climb globally, the discussion around weight loss solutions becomes increasingly pertinent, touching on public health, self-image, and the pharmaceutical industry's role in shaping health standards. Key topics of interest include:

  • Science and Effectiveness of Weight Loss Drugs: Exploring how these medications work and their success rates.
  • Personal Stories of Transformation: Individuals' journeys with weight loss drugs, including challenges and triumphs.
  • Ethical and Societal Implications: The debate over body image, health standards, and drug dependency.
  • Regulatory Perspective and Safety: How these drugs are approved and monitored for public use.
  • Impact on the Healthcare System: The potential effects on healthcare costs and accessibility.
  • Cautions and Concerns: Are there serious side-effects and what are the risks related to taking these drugs?
  • Future of Obesity Treatment: Innovations and next steps in treating obesity with pharmaceuticals.

For journalists seeking research or insights for their coverage on this topic, here is a select list of experts.

Rebecca Puhl, Ph.D.

Professor of Human Development and Family Studies · University of Connecticut

Professor Paul Gately

Carnegie Professor of Exercise and Obesity and Co-Director of the Applied Centre for Obesity Research · Leeds Beckett University

Rebecca Pearl

Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Jan D. Hirsch

Founding Dean, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences · UC Irvine

Amy Gorin, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences · University of Connecticut

James Lenhard, Jr., M.D., FACE, FACEP

Medical Director · ChristianaCare

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