Obesity surgery rises faster than scrips

March 2009
Independent Nurse;3/2/2009, p9
The article offers information on the status of obesity surgeries in England. Data shows that the number of prescription items to treat obesity increased by 16% in 2007. According to the National Health Service (NHS) Information Centers, the commonly prescribed are sibutramine and orlistat. It also shows that the rise in prescribing these drugs outstripped by the rise of weight loss surgery, wherein bariatric surgery carried out by the NHS augmented by 40% in 2007-2008.


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