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Exercise in Pill Form

Posted In: Obesity Medicine By Craig Primack MD FACP

Yes, it’s true! Drug companies are working to put exercise in a pill!! While there are many who are hoping this “exercise pill” will be a magic cure for weight loss, this isn’t the case. There are too many potential issues and not enough evidence to support the concept of a pill replacing a session at the gym. [Read more]

The new drug, Qsymia, (Vivus) has just been approved by the FDA for Weight Loss and Obesity Treatment. Qsymia is a combination of phentermine and extended release topiramate. The name that has been proposed for the last few years for this drug, Qnexa, has just been changed to Qsymia. [Read more]



In a recent editorial in JAMA (The Journal of the American Medical Association) from the most recent issue, the author found that after reviewing 20 years of outcome studies of patients having bariatric surgery either rou-en-y gastric bypass (the current most common surgery), lap band placement or vertical banded gastroplasty (not commonly performed) that mortality is lessened. [Read more]