A number of medications exist that are used for weight loss purposes. These drugs are prescribed by a doctor only when appropriate, and they should be used after non-drug options have been exhausted. Drugs can assist with weight loss by blocking the absorption of some fats, balancing brain chemicals to increase metabolism or suppressing appetite in patients.
Depending upon where you live, the answer will vary. Just like different insurance plans may have exclusions of coverage for weight loss-related programs and treatment, so do the insurance plans provided for by state Medicaid programs. As part of the Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance, the George Washington…