Ozempic is a drug originally designed and used to treat diabetes. When using it people found it helped them lose weight by cutting down on their cravings. As such its use boomed among the well to do as a weight loss drug. More recently with the surge those using it have also noticed that it reduced other cravings such as for alcohol or even gambling. With the boom in demand and the drug patent its running off label users something like $1,000 a month, so it will be a while before the hoi poloi can make use of it.
One part of me thinks this is great and has the potential to reduce one of Buddhism's big three sources of suffering, craving. The other part of me envisions a dystopian future where we're all consuming some future iteration of this and have lost all motivation to do anything.
It also occurs to me to wonder what the economic implications of widespread usage of this would be?