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Comment & Response
August 2014

Drug Treatment of Obesity

Author Affiliations
  • 1Obesity Action Coalition, Tampa, Florida
JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(8):1414. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.1640

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 disease1(p618) is incorrect and of concern to millions of people whose health and quality of life are greatly diminished by this chronic disease.

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