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GWU consensus report outlines new approaches for evaluating benefits and risks of obesity drugs
Date:8/14/2012

rugs may provide an additional option for helping individuals who do not respond, or inadequately respond, to other interventions.
  • Potential pharmaceutical interventions should be reviewed as obesity treatments rather than weight loss agents and should be limited to only those for whom they are medically appropriate.
  • The benefit-risk evaluation of treatment with obesity drugs should extend beyond numerical weight loss to improvement in feeling and functioning.


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