In the headlines
Hype over the weight-loss drug Wegovy, which went on sale in the UK yesterday, is causing a “genuine threat to patient safety” because of possible misuse, the chairwoman of the Royal College of GPs tells The Times. Novo Nordisk, the Danish company which makes the medication, has become the most valuable firm in Europe, dethroning the French luxury group LVMH. Kim Jong-un will visit Vladimir Putin in Moscow to discuss selling weapons to the Kremlin, according to US intelligence officials. North Korea’s stocks of artillery shells and anti-tank missiles would come in useful for the Russian army, which is trying to repel a Ukrainian counter-offensive. Burning Man attendees have finally started to leave the festival, having been stranded for days after heavy rains turned the Neveda desert into mud. The twice-postponed burning of the “man”, a wooden effigy, took place yesterday evening.