“One story you could tell about these drugs is that they represent a watershed moment for scientific discovery. In a country where each generation has been more overweight than the one that came before it, a marvelous medication seemed to fall out of the sky. But just months into this weight-loss-drug bonanza, a range of medical, cultural, and political challenges has materialized.” In a truly American irony, people are overconsuming weight loss drugs. Derek Thompson in The Atlantic: The Weight-Loss-Drug Revolution Is a Miracle—And a Menace.