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The Role of Community Pharmacy and Pharmacotherapy in Obesity Management

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Obesity, a physiological state affecting around 30% of the UK population (Foresight 2004), is an independent risk factor for many long-term conditions with significant financial consequences for Health Services and national economies. The estimated costs of obesity in the UK, for example are believed to be at least £500 million a year in treatment costs to the NHS, and possibly, in excess of £200 million to the wider economy. These healthcare costs are predicted to escalate over the coming years as the number of obese people in the population increases.

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Maguire, T.A. (2022). The Role of Community Pharmacy and Pharmacotherapy in Obesity Management. In: Haslam, D., Malhotra, A., Capehorn, M.S. (eds) Bariatric Surgery in Clinical Practice. In Clinical Practice. Springer, Cham.

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