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Update on New Weight Loss Medications


Obesity is a chronic condition that affects more than one in three adults. Because of their weight issues, these patients are suffering from health problems that can be improved by a loss of just 10 percent of their body mass. Patients who are struggling with obesity may find that in a typical weight loss plan, 80 percent will plateau in weight loss at six to eight months and then regain the weight. Much of this is due to biochemical factors that can sabotage all but the most diligent patients. These weight loss medications are meant to help these patients. This enduring activity will review the newest information on these medications and inform the physician of how to make the appropriate choice for the individual patient.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the newly approved weight loss medications and their unique mechanism of action.
  • Assess when a weight loss medication is not working and should be stopped.
  • Recognize how humans regulate food intake and help decide which medication is appropriate for which patient.


Register for the enduring material using the enroll link provided below. To be eligible for continuing medical education credits, physicians are required to view the presentation, answer learning assessment questions and complete an evaluation.


Texas Medical Association logoThe Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) Coastal Bend Health Education Center (CBHEC) is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians

TAMHSC CBHEC designates this enduring educational activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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Ken Fujioka, MD, ABOM, is an internal medicine practitioner whose clinical expertise centers around weight management, nutrition and metabolic disorders. Dr. Fujioka received his medical degree from the University Of Hawaii John A. Burns School Of Medicine in 1983. He completed his Fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine in 1990. He serves as the director of Nutrition and Metabolic Research Center in San Diego, California and as the medical director of the Center for Weight Management Division of Diabetes & Endocrinology. Dr. Fujioka also serves at the Scripps Clinic Center for Weight Management.


Click here to enroll in this course.