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Eli Lilly says that all doses of its new Mounjaro diabetes drug are now available after social-media enthusiasm about weight-loss benefits sparked a two-month-long shortage, Bloomberg News tells us. The drug was approved in the U.S. last May to help people with type 2 diabetes control their blood sugar levels. Mounjaro is part of a group of diabetes treatments known as GLP-1s that have shown outsize potential for weight loss. Some of the drugs, including Mounjaro, are being recommended by doctors for weight loss even though they have not been explicitly approved as an obesity treatment in a common practice known as off-label prescribing.

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