Section 8, Obesity Management for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes, of the Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2020 has been annotated based on a U.S. Food and Drug Administration Drug Safety Communication.

The online version of the article ( reflects the changes described below.

Updates have been made to the “Approved Weight-Loss Medications” subsection (p. S92).

The following sentence was revised to change “Five” to “Four”:

“Four weight-loss medications are FDA approved for long-term use (more than a few weeks) by patients with BMI ≥27 kg/m2 with one or more obesity-associated comorbid condition (e.g., type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and/or dyslipidemia) who are motivated to lose weight (46).”

The following sentence was added:

“The FDA requested the withdrawal of weight-loss drug lorcaserin (U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 2020); it should no longer be used.”

Table 8.2:

“Lorcaserin” has been removed from Table 8.2.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
FDA requests the withdrawal of the weight-loss drug Belviq, Belviq XR (lorcaserin) from the market
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