Episode 181

Does healthcare's approach to obesity harm patients?


October 17th, 2023

34 mins 13 secs

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About this Episode

In recent decades, billions of dollars have gone towards programs aimed at curbing obesity in the U.S., yet the prevalence of obesity remains high. Weight management drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy have come to public awareness recently, though these drugs are often expensive and hard to access, leaving patients to receive the industry's traditional approach to weight management. But are these approaches even helpful?

In this episode, host Rachel Woods invites health equity expert Darby Sullivan and pharmacy expert Chloe Bakst to discuss how the healthcare industry thinks about weight management, why the current approaches may be doing more harm than good, and how healthcare leaders need to think differently about treating obesity and weight.

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