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First-ever obesity drug treatment guidelines released

KEY POINT

Appropriate use of FDA-approved weight loss medications and selection of medications to manage comorbid conditions that do not result in weight gain are among some of the topics covered in new obesity management guidelines released by the Endocrine Society.  

SOURCES

Apovian CM et al. Pharmacological management of obesity: an Endocrine Society clinical practice guideline. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014;[Epub ahead of print].