By Dr. Rick Tague
For many years now, the State of Kansas has placed a number of restrictions on various weight loss treatments. Since many weight loss medications are controlled by the Drug Enforcement Administration, there are both federal and state regulations that must also be followed.
Currently, only authorized physicians with D.E.A. certification may prescribe these controlled medications in Kansas in qualifying patients, and certain monitoring must take place on an ongoing basis, with at least monthly visits.