Qnexa for Obesity: Should It Ever Be Prescribed Without Concurrent Lifestyle Counseling? The Role of Disease and Population Hea
Posted Feb 26 2012 7:44pm
Physician waiting room chair for Qnexa candidates?
It's that time of year again. A political as well as cinematic blur of uninspiring candidates are being manipulated by an opaque, unaccountable and moneyed white male nomenklatura that foists "winners" on an unsuspecting public. The Oscars, the primary election year.... what's the difference?
Population health management service providers should also like the prospects.
That's because Qnexa hasn't been tested as a stand-alone drug and, based on the published evidence, there is no evidence that it works without concurrent lifestyle counseling:
The CONQUER Trial : "...assessed the efficacy and safety of two doses of phentermine plus topiramate controlled-release combination as an adjunct to diet and lifestyle modification for weight loss and metabolic risk reduction in individuals who were overweight and obese, with two or more risk factors."
The EQUIP Trial : "All patients were provided with standardized lifestyle counseling."
The SEQUEL Study : "All subjects participated in a lifestyle-modification program."