Obesity is a significant public health concern and a growing epidemic in the G7 countries. The body of evidence highlighting the physical and economic impact of obesity on society is steadily increasing. Despite the disease’s prevalence, few drug treatments are available, especially in Europe and Japan. Compounding this problem is that available treatments do not have desirable risk:benefit profiles at low prices; in addition, few novel agents are in development for obesity. Consequently, there is a huge market opportunity for an antiobesity drug that elicits sustained weight loss and is safe, well tolerated, and affordable. However, given the prevalence of obesity, even if such an agent were developed and approved, payer-controlled access would likely be necessary to limit the impact on limited healthcare budgets.
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