In 2015-16 obesity affected over 93 million adults in the United States — nearly 2 out of every 5 Americans aged 20 and older. Community pharmacies interact with patients with obesity on a nearly daily basis and have an unparalleled opportunity to reach this market with critical health services.

The primary focus of this home study is to educate the community pharmacist and pharmacy technician on the medical and support needs and of the patient who is evaluating, undergoing, and/or completed bariatric weight-loss surgery.