Monday Apr 04, 2022

Boosting Weight Loss with Medications: New support for GLP-1 RAs - Frankly Speaking Ep 270

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Overview: You know GLP-1 RAs are an important class of agents for weight loss, but do you know which drug within this class is right for your patient? This brief podcast walks you through the recent evidence from the STEP 8 randomized clinical trial, comparing the efficacy and adverse reaction profiles for 2 GLP-1 RAs: semaglutide (Wegovy) and liraglutide (Saxenda). This is a must-listen for anyone looking to optimally individualize care for patients with obesity.

Episode resource links:

  • Rubino DM, Greenway FL, Khalid U, et al. Effect of Weekly Subcutaneous Semaglutide vs Daily Liraglutide on Body Weight in Adults With Overweight or Obesity Without Diabetes: The STEP 8 Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2022;327(2):138–150. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.23619

Guest: Jillian Joseph, MSPAS, PA-C
Music Credit: Richard Onorato

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