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Letters Orlistat over the counter

Is it worth it?

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 03 January 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:7
  1. Timothy P Connery, general practitioner
  1. 1Nottingham NG1 3LW
  1. tp.connery{at}

    Stung by recent criticism that general practitioners were failing, among other things, to contribute to the thinning of the nation by not prescribing enough orlistat,1 I carried out a brief audit of the patients for whom we had, in our practice, prescribed this drug over the …

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