The Doctors: New FDA Approved Diet Pills – Are They a Good Idea?


The Doctors: Two New FDA Approved Diet Pills

According to The Doctors TV show, childhood obesity have more than tripled in the past 30 years, and it’s estimated that half of the population in 39 states will be obese by 2030.

Dr. Travis Stork said that diet and exercise are the best ways to combat this issue, but a lot of people want a quick fix. For the first time since 1999, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two new weight loss pills–Lorcaserin and Phentermine/Topiramate.

The Doctors: Diet Pill Benefits vs Risks

Bariatric surgeon Dr. Brian Quebbemann, cardiologist Dr. John Kennedy and Colorado School of Public Health professor Elaine Morrato joined Dr. Stork on The Drs. to talk about the potential risks behind these drugs.


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