NPR Coverage of Medicare Decision

November 30th, 2011 No comments »

Read NPR’s take on the Medicare decision to cover intensive counseling of obesity in adults (includes my interview).

FDA’s Decision on Contrave

February 3rd, 2011 No comments »

February 3, 2011

The FDA’s decision on Contrave has received widespread and largely negative press coverage. Here is the New York Times article by Andrew Pollack which includes my take on the issue. F.D.A. Fails to Approve Diet Drug

LA Times cites Downey Obesity Report on FDA decision on Lorcaserin

October 24th, 2010 No comments »

October 23, 2010

The Los An gels Times has picked up our press release on the FDA decision on lorcaserin. FDA shoots down another weight-loss drug – See the Daily Downey.

Sept. 21 Live Chat on Wash Post site

September 21st, 2010 1 comment »

If you are free around noon today, join my chat on the Washington Post web site,

Morgan Downey Published Articles

September 27th, 2009 No comments »

Obesity and the political process Obesity and the political process. [Obesity (Silver Spring). 2008] – PubMed Result


Obesity as a Disease Obesity as a disease: a white paper on evidence an…[Obesity (Silver Spring). 2008] – PubMed Result


Obesity as a Disease Results of Expert Meetings: Obesity and Cardiovasc…[Am Heart J. 2001] – PubMed Result


Reimbursement for Obesity Treatments Future and implications of reimbursement for obesi…[J Am Diet Assoc. 2005] – PubMed Result

Physician Patient Communication about weight: The importance of being earnest. [Lancet. 2003] – PubMed Result

Book Chapter on Weight Bias;

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