This is why we need ¬†Fat Bastards Tax, that taxes the fat bastard not the fat or the sugar.
I’ll just bet fat bastards will soon start demanding the NZ government funds this new drug.
A treatment of injections that can help people lost a stone more than they normally would by dieting or exercising more has been approved by health watchdogs.
Liraglutide, which has been described by doctors as life-changing, could be available on prescription in months.
Slimmers typically lose almost a stone more than they would by simply watching how many calories they consume and doing more exercise.
Trials showed that some severely obese patients lost so much weight they were able to abandon their wheelchairs and walk normally for the first time in years.
Liraglutide also lowers blood pressure, raises good cholesterol and prevents diabetes.According to its makers, Novo Nordisk of Denmark, the drug even produces a ‘feel-good factor’, making dieting a pleasure.But some experts have already warned it does not provide a long-term solution to the growing problem of obesity in Britain.
Novo Nordisk will apply for it to be prescribed on the NHS after Friday‚Äôs ruling by the European drugs regulator that it is safe and effective.
There are fears however that Nice ‚Äď Britain‚Äôs drugs rationing body ‚Äď will judge it too expensive for routine use on the NHS.
Liraglutide costs from ¬£2.25 a day, which is roughly double the price of Orlistat, the only other prescription diet drug.