Why Applaud the FDA for Their Recent Obesity Drug Approvals?

This week marked the second time in less than a month that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new medication to treat obesity. Before these recent approvals, the last time the FDA approved a drug for obesity was more than 13 years ago. Recently, the OAC has...



Pundits and Their Misguided Messages

A perfect example of a pundit claiming their approach is better than any other raised its ugly head yesterday. In a Forbes.com piece here, author Melanie Haiken highlighted what she thought were the five deadliest diet trends. I don’t disagree with four of her five entries but entry number...



What’s in a Name?

Something that often troubles me is what society has decided to call obesity treatments, for example: weight-loss drugs and weight-loss surgery.  I know these terms are common. In fact, OAC has used them in our own publications, but I do think we should make a concerted effort to change...




© 2014 Obesity Action Coalition 4511 North Himes Avenue • Suite 250 • Tampa, Florida 33614 • (800) 717-3117