A weighty matter

Pharmacists may not be meeting customer expectations regarding weight loss products and information, Australian researchers believe.

A survey of patients and pharmacists from 214 pharmacies in the Greater Brisbane region reveals widespread differences between the products and advice customers want information on, and those that pharmacists are providing.

“During weight management consultations, customers primarily sought advice relating to meal replacement and weight loss complementary medicines (WLCMs),” said the authors, from the School of Pharmacy, University of Queensland, and Bond University