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Drug Treatment Market For Obesity Will Increase More Than Five-Fold, Reaching $2.7 Billion in 2016
Date:3/25/2008

tical markets, the opportunity for agents that fulfill the need for safe, effective and well-tolerated weight-loss therapies is significant," said Donny Wong, Ph.D. principal analyst at Decision Resources. "Although the most efficacious emerging obesity drugs are combination therapies with multiple mechanisms of action, most of the late-stage therapies in development lack blockbuster potential because they are either associated with safety concerns or are available only in inconvenient injectable formulations."

About Obesity

The obesity epidemic is recognized as one of the most important public health challenges in the world. In 2006, the prevalent population of obese and overweight individuals in the world's major pharmaceutical markets surpassed 300 million. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicts that obesity-related illnesses will soon overtake smoking-related illnesses as the leading cause of mortality in the United States. The rising cost of treating obesity-related illnesses such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease poses huge challenges to national healthcare systems worldwide.

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