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To the Editor We object to the explicit trivialization of obesity by Woloshin and Schwartz1 in their article on the weight-loss medications, lorcaserin hydrochloride and phentermine topiramate. The authors' assertion that “obesity is not an emergency—it is not even a disease”1(p618) is incorrect and of concern to millions of people whose health and quality of life are greatly diminished by this chronic disease.
Kyle TK, Nadglowski J. Drug Treatment of Obesity. JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(8):1414. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.1640