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Pharmacist mixing medication in compounding pharmacyA crisis struck in 2023. Patients relying on vital medications for diabetes faced a frightening reality: pharmacies, including ours, had to turn away their orders due to shortages. Earlier this year, we published an article detailing the causes of the shortages, titled “Why is it so hard to get your weight loss drugs.” Due to the overwhelming demand for an easy weight loss cure for the hundreds of millions of people worldwide who are overweight or obese, the market was swamped.

We needed to address the sudden shortages that had plagued the market. So, we expanded our offerings to include new formats of essential medications. 

How does IsraelPharm help with medication shortages like Wegovy and Zepbound?

Welcome to compounded semaglutide (Ozempic / Wegovy) and compounded tirzepatide (Mounjaro / Zepbound). The whole story of how this strange situation came into being is in itself interesting, but I’d like to start by first  by sharing how we were able to adapt to the shortages and supply our customers with safe and affordable alternatives to brand-name weight loss medications. 

Thanks to our wide network of associate pharmacies in most US states, we can now accept orders for Mounjaro and Zepbound and supply easy weight loss equivalents in the form of compounded tirzepatide.

Additionally, we can supply a batch of doses of compounded tirzepatide that has been tailored to exactly match the prescription at far lower prices than the equivalent pre-packaged drugs sold in pharmacies in the US. 

What are compounded medications?

We published a comprehensive Guide to compounded medications in 2023 back when this activity first started. In summary, it tells a story of how retail pharmacy evolved from the older “apothecary” style in which on-the-premises pharmacists made up the medicines as prescribed from local ingredients, to the current style where pharmacists mostly sell mass-produced, pre-packaged medicines. The main forces that drove this change were the benefits of economies of scale (cheaper drugs) and guaranteed supply.

What are the differences between branded drugs and compounded drugs?

All drugs contain one or more active components (known as the “generics”). Nova Nordisk’s drug Ozempic contains a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist (GLP-1RA) as the main ingredient. Eli Lilly and Company’s Mounjaro contains GLP-1RA and glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP). Both of the companies hold patents for those drugs, and no other company can manufacture and sell in competition. However, exclusive rights to the generics don’t belong to the companies, only the specific format in which the drugs were submitted to the FDA for approval. This means that a duly qualified doctor (or pharmacist) can use the generic compounds in some different way (compound it with some other ingredients), so that the effect of the drug they produce matches the branded drug.

The bottom line is that a compounded medication is produced using the same generic compound that is contained in the branded rug. It is made by a qualified doctor or pharmacist to meet the specifications of the written prescription. There may be some small changes in the total makeup of the drug that is delivered (for example, Compounded Tirzepatide comes with the addition of vitamin B6 – pyridoxine). Still, the effect and effectiveness are the same.

Introducing compounded Tirzepatide, your easy weight loss alternative

Tirzepatide is the generic name of the combination of GLP-1 and GIP (glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist + glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide.) GLP-1 and GIP are two incretins that increase the release of insulin. Wikipedia explains that “Incretins are a group of metabolic hormones that stimulate a decrease in blood glucose levels. Incretins are released after eating and augment the secretion of insulin released from pancreatic beta cells of the islets of Langerhans by a blood-glucose–dependent mechanism”. Combining GLP-1 and GIP for treating diabetes means that there is a backup in case one doesn’t work adequately, as well as a boost to the total efficiency of each molecule. It’s earned the term “twincretin” and explained why Mounjaro achieved marginally better results in treating diabetes than Ozempic, as measured in the SURPASS-2 trials that matched them head-to-head. You can read a more detailed articled explaining the merits of Mounjaro vs Ozempic here.

What is so special about Mounjaro and Ozempic that created such a shortage?

There was a revolution early in the life of Ozempic after its launch in 2017. It offered many positive features in treating diabetic patients that made it widely preferred to the daily meds that were considered the “gold standard” for treating type 2 diabetes before Ozempic came along. This gave Ozempic a strong foothold in the market, attracting much attention from the roughly 9-10% of the adult population that lives with diabetes. Ozempic contains semaglutide, which is a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist (GLP-1RA). GLP-1 is a hormone produced in the gut. 

Very soon after Ozempic became a widely used drug, it was reported that the patients taking it were losing substantial weight, even those who didn’t have any problems with their waistlines. This threw a new focus on what GLP-1 could do for people who had battled with weight problems all their lives. After the completion of five separate detailed trials (the STEP trials), the conclusions were drawn that overweight or obese adults receiving a weekly subcutaneous injection of semaglutide plus moderate diet and exercise were likely to undergo substantial, sustained, and clinically relevant but still easy weight loss. 

A few years after Ozempic reached the market, a new drug called Mounjaro began to climb the popularity ladder as a treatment for diabetes. Like Ozempic, it uses GLP-1, but it also has a second component (a glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide or GIP). This combination has the generic name tirzepatide.

Along with the improvement in diabetes control, both tirzepatide and semaglutide demonstrated strongly that they could be used to promote weight loss. However, at this early stage, the FDA only registered them as diabetes treatments. More importantly, insurance companies were only willing to pay for either Ozempic or Mounjaro for diabetic patients (not for weight loss alone). Despite that, there was a worldwide surge in demand for the two drugs as promoters jumped on the publicity bandwagon and started to trumpet the merits of tirzepatide and semaglutide.

What went wrong with supplies of tirzepatide and semaglutide?

The explosion in demand for both of these drugs as treatments for weight loss took the manufacturers by complete surprise. Capacity planning had been based on getting a fair share of the market that comprised at most 10% of the adult population – say thirty million people in the US, and about the same in the other major advanced economies – who were living with type 2 diabetes. Instead, they faced demand from more than 100 million people in the US and approximately 120 million in the rest of the Western world. 

Very quickly, even though factories were running at full capacity, supplies were exhausted, and worldwide shortages followed. There’s no way to simply turn on a spigot to get additional supplies of specialized drugs like tirzepatide and semaglutide. It takes years of planning, construction, and fitting-out with complex (and very expensive) equipment before a new production facility can come online. Nothing could be done to solve the problem, even in the medium term. In the meantime, people were suffering through no fault of their own. 

And now you understand the impetus that led us to find alternative supplies of an easy weight loss alternative for our customers. We are grateful to offer safe and affordable access to compounded tirzepatide and compounded semaglutide to fill the shortages in the drugs our customers require to maintain good health.

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