New tool to fight obesity approved - but more are needed - UAB News

New tool to fight obesity approved - but more are needed

The newly approved anti-obesity drug lorcaserin is "a step in the right direction and we hope that in the future we see additional and different anti-obesity drugs approved,” says David B. Allison, Ph.D., distinguished professor and associate dean for science in the UAB School of Public Health.

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W. Timothy Garvey, M.D., chair of the UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences, says the approval of a new anti-obesity drug has been a long time coming, as clinicians have faced a void for therapeutic options to offer patients in addition to lifestyle modification and bariatric surgery. 

UAB News blog - 6/29/2012