Who pays for obesity drugs in the United States?
About 38% of U.S. adults have obesity and are at risk of developing conditions like heart disease. There are nine FDA-approved drugs to help treat obesity. Of the estimated 72 million U.S. adults with obesity, an estimated 660,000 per year, on average, used an obesity drug from 2012 through 2016.
This report examines the prevalence of obesity in America, and what is known about the use and health insurance coverage of obesity drugs.