FDA approval of obesity drugs: a difference in risk-benefit perceptions.

  title={FDA approval of obesity drugs: a difference in risk-benefit perceptions.},
  author={Elaine H. Morrato and David B. Allison},
  volume={308 11},
Given the obesity epidemic, patients and physicians are clamoring for new treatments. Companies are responding with significant investment in drug development. Drugs provide an important therapeutic option when lifestyle modifications are insufficient for achieving weight loss goals and when surgery is not desired or warranted. However, in the last decade, three obesity drugs were removed from the U.S. market and until last month, only one new obesity drug has been approved since 1999. How is… CONTINUE READING
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