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Letter to the editor: naltrexone sustained-release/bupropion sustained-release for the management of obesity: review of the data to date

Authors Buehler A

Received 21 November 2014

Accepted for publication 24 November 2014

Published 8 January 2015 Volume 2015:9 Pages 419—423


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Editor who approved publication: Professor Shu-Feng Zhou

Anna M Buehler

Hospital Alemao Oswaldo Cruz, Institute of Health Education and Sciences, Sao Paulo, Brazil

I read with great interest the systematic review by Caixàs et al1 on the effect of naltrexone sustained-release/bupropion sustained-release (NB) for the management of obesity. By comprehensively appraising five recent clinical trials, the authors concluded that the naltrexone/bupropion combination might represent an important new therapeutic option for the management of obesity, with a weight reduction effect that is similar to other drugs approved for the treatment of obesity.

View original paper by Caixàs and colleagues.

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