Romney, colleagues introduce legislation to increase transparency on social media platforms

Romney, colleagues introduce legislation to increase transparency on social media platforms

WASHINGTONUnited States Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT), a ranking member of the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Homeland Security Spending Oversight, along with Senators Chris Coons (D-DE), Dr. Bill Cassidy, MD ( R-LA), Amy Klobuchar (D -MN), John Cornyn (R-TX), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), today introduced the bipartisan Platform Accountability and Transparency Act (PATA), a bill … Read more

What to know about berberine, described on social media as “nature’s Ozempic”

What to know about berberine, described on social media as "nature's Ozempic"

CLOCK: The FDA warns of the dangers of using different brands of diet drugs Social media is chock full of posts promising the next best way to lose weight. One of the latest trends is berberine, a bitter-tasting quaternary ammonia compound found in many botanicals, including goldenseal, barberry, and Oregon grape. In fact, many on … Read more

Berberine is being lauded as a weight loss remedy on social media. Does it really work?

Berberine is being lauded as a weight loss remedy on social media.  Does it really work?

Berberine, an over-the-counter supplement derived from barberry bushes, is the latest weight-loss remedy to gain traction on social media, with some users calling it “Nature’s Ozempic” due to its plant origins and growing reputation as an alternative to the popular prescription drug. A search for berberine on TikTok yields thousands of videos about the supplement, … Read more

“Nature’s own Ozempic” or berberine is all over social media. But does it really help you lose weight?

"Nature's own Ozempic" or berberine is all over social media.  But does it really help you lose weight?

The latest health trend on TikTok has been dubbed Natures Ozempic. It is the herbal preparation berberine. Influencers have enthusiastically claimed her success in helping them lose weight, with their posts viewed by millions. But what is berberine actually? How is it related to the drug Ozempic? Does it help people lose weight? And is … Read more

What is Berberine, the supplement dubbed “Nature’s Ozempic” on social media?

What is Berberine, the supplement dubbed "Nature's Ozempic" on social media?

A dietary supplement called berberine is gaining momentum on social media for its weight loss effects, though some are calling it natures Ozempic, in reference to the popular drug that can help people lose weight. Users claim that berberine, which is found in a number of plants, including barberry plants, helps curb appetite and improve … Read more