Archive for July, 2012

Twice in One Month: FDA Approves Another Obesity Treatment

July 18, 2012 — July 18, 2012 — After more than a decade of denying approval for every prescription obesity treatment that came to them for review, the FDA has approved the second new product in less than a month. Qsymia, formerly known as QNEXA, is a controlled-release formulation of two drugs already approved for other uses, phentermine and […]

Fourth Annual TOS Advocacy Forum Links Evidence and Policy

July 17, 2012 — “How Evidence Can Drive Obesity Policy” is the theme of the fourth annual advocacy forum to be held at 2:30 pm on September 20, 2012, at the Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting in San Antonio. The theme reflects a critical need for objective scientific evidence when developing methods to address the growing crisis of obesity. The […]

Focus on “Energy Balance” Needed to Fight Obesity

July 2, 2012 — July 2, 2012 — In a new study published in the journal Circulation, a team of University of Colorado researchers recommend a new strategy against obesity, one that rejects the age-old emphasis on weight loss and instead concentrates on "energy balance," a strategy which acknowledges the interdependence of calories consumed, energy expended, and energy stored.