Be Cautious of Fake Ozempic and Wegovy

For your safety, it is strongly recommended to purchase these medications only through official channels and not online. At Elysee, you can rely on medications that are officially registered and only provided with a doctor’s prescription by recognized Dutch pharmacies.

An alarming trend has been identified by the British health inspection MHRA: an increase in fake versions of Ozempic and Wegovy, which are considered life-threatening.

These drugs have gained unexpected popularity as weight loss aids, partly due to celebrity endorsements. This has not only caused a global scarcity but also resulted in the production of perilous fakes that closely resemble the originals and may contain harmful substances. The recent confiscation of nearly 900 fake Ozempic pens in the UK by the MHRA, surpassing seizures in countries like Denmark, Ireland, Switzerland, Iceland, and the Netherlands combined, highlights the severity of the issue.

In response, Novo Nordisk, the manufacturer of Ozempic and Wegovy, has intensified collaboration with global and local health authorities to combat the proliferation of these illegal counterfeits. They’re partnering with private investigators to track down the sources of these fraudulent drugs. Health authorities worldwide, including those in the Netherlands, have cautioned the public about these risks and emphasized the importance of remaining vigilant, despite no reports of counterfeit medicines in the Netherlands.