The drugs won’t work

By Professor Jim McManus | 13 June 2023

Last week, the Government announced a £40m new drugs pilot to tackle obesity, claiming it would reduce pressure on the NHS and help cut waiting lists.

I can confidently say that investing in new treatment, while a welcome lifeline for some individuals, is definitely not the solution to obesity. It is unlikely to be the ‘game-changer’ the Prime Minister hopes for and may well not even produce the much-coveted cuts to waiting lists.

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