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Comment & Response
May 7, 2014

Drugs for the Treatment of Obesity

Author Affiliations
  • 1Sydney Medical School Nepean, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
JAMA. 2014;311(17):1807. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.2104

To the Editor The review1 by Dr Yanovski and Dr Yanovski on the treatment of obesity focused on drugs currently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for long-term treatment, which includes orlistat, phentermine-topiramate, and lorcaserin. The discussion of the mechanisms of action of the latter 2 drugs was limited to their appetite-suppressive effects.

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