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Canadian Clinical Practice Guidelines For Obesity: We Need More Than Diet and Exercise

Posted January 27, 2015 by Arya M. Sharma, MD

Yesterday, saw the release of new Clinical Practice Guidelines from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care to help prevent and manage obesity in adult patients in primary care. Similarly to the Endocrine Society’s Guidelines for the pharmacological treatment of obesity (see yesterday’s post), the authors use a GRADE system to rank and rate their […]

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Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guidelines For The Pharmacological Treatment of Obesity

Posted January 26, 2015 by Arya M. Sharma, MD

Last week, the US Endocrine Society released a rather comprehensive set of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for the pharmacological management of obesity, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. The recommendations in the 21-page document follow the rather rigorous Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) group (from 0 to 4 stars) […]

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GLP-1 Analogue Liraglutide For Obesity Gets Positive Vote In Europe

Posted January 23, 2015 by Arya M. Sharma, MD

Just one month after the GLP-1 analogue liraglutide 3 mg received approval for obesity treatment by the US-FDA, liraglutide 3 mg, yesterday, also got a positive nod from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) under the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Here is how the Novo Nordisk press release describes the mode of action and […]

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