I am not sure how to feel about this. Should we congratulate ourselves for being cautious and careful prescribers? Or should we hang our heads in shame for being stick-in-the-muds who have denied our patients effective treatment for the terrible and devastating disease that is obesity? It is interesting that our only prescription of the drug occurred just last month, and was instigated by our youngest, keenest and most up-to-date partner.
When I was at medical school they taught us this couplet by Alexander Pope, and I think he got it about right.
Be not the first by whom the new are tried,
Nor yet the last to leave the old aside.