I was in a doctor’s office last week and reached into a drawer to get a pen and, lo and behold, I came out with one of those old metal GLP-1 promotional pens. It was silver with orange yellow and blue-green strips, and felt really good in my hand.
It made me think about two things, the first being how we all miss those ink pens, and the second was how long that GLP-1 analogs have been around.
I also remembered how we all thought that our type 2 patients would never take an injection of lizard spit, and that the class would go nowhere.
Now, nine years later, there have been over 11,000,000 prescriptions written for these analogs and with the increase in ease of use, the number will continue to grow.
Be sure to to see our updated GLP-1 Analog Chart so that you can make the best choice for your patients.