Liraglutide, or brand name Saxenda, got FDA approval last year, and passed another round of testing this summer.
Saxenda is now on the market as an injectable weight-loss prescription drug to help people with obesity lose weight and keep it off.
“Without insurance, it will be about $1,000 per month,” said Dr. Mack McFarlane.
Dr. McFarlane said the drug is given as a daily shot. Patients can give themselves the shot anytime of the day.
“Compared to a placebo, there is about a 4.5 percent weight loss,” he explained.
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