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Are weight loss pills safe and effective? with guest Timothy Shope, MD, on Upstate's The Informed Patient podcast

The short answer: There's no quick fix for obesity

Some heavily advertised drugs have become popular with people seeking to lose weight. Were the drugs designed for this, do they accomplish this, and how do they compare with surgical weight loss? Timothy Shope, MD, discusses this and tells how these newer drugs came to be. He is the chief of bariatric, or weight loss, surgery at Upstate.