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Obesity - an overveiw of the options available and a new weight loss medication being launched this week

8 Jul 2020


Two education options around weight lose are available this week – the first is an overview of the New Zealand situation and treatment options.


Why are we weighting? Let’s start treating obesity


In this video session shown at GPCME 2020 (Virtual), Associate Professor Rinki Murphy (Endocrinologist) discusses treating obesity covering the role of diet, pharmacotherapy drugs, and bariatric surgery. It is 17 minutes long and provides a succinct summary of the options available to patients when losing weight. Helpful hints and tips on starting the conversation, ongoing support and pros and cons and costs of each option are included.


Watch the webcast here:


The second option is a webcast this Wednesday for a new obesity drug being launched in New Zealand.

There is a new obesity product being launched by Novo nordisck this week called Saxenda (liraglutide rys).

Please find below the invitation to the Saxenda® live launch webinar on 8th July at 7.30pm.

If you wish to view the webinar it is important to register prior to the event. If on the evening you are unable to attend, and you have registered prior, you will be able to access the recorder on-demand webinar afterwards.  

Please share this invitation with your colleagues and let me know if you have any questions.

Click here for more webinar information


Kind regards,


Jessica de Wit

Obesity Product Specialist + Diabetes Care Specialist