Future Developments in the Area of Pharmacotherapy

  title={Future Developments in the Area of Pharmacotherapy},
  author={Diana Barb and Greeshma K. Shetty and Christos S. Mantzoros},
Obesity is a chronic and highly prevalent medical condition associated with increased risk of developing numerous comorbidities such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and heart disease. The etiology of obesity is multifactorial and the condition remains difficult to treat. In the United States, a nation of 60 million obese adults (1), there are only a few antiobesity medications available or approved for the treatment of obesity. In addition, the short-term effect of these medications… CONTINUE READING