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Gillian Shepherd worked for over 20 years to improve the medical management of obesity. She worked originally for Boots before her group was transferred to work for Knoll and then Abbott. She played a pivotal role in ensuring that patients received the best and safest treatment available to them.
She was a key scientist developing proper clinical trials for the drug, sibutramine, and organised major teaching sessions around the world. She helped in developing a simplified form of dietary and physical activity management, tested in 10,000 patients in 16 countries. This became the standard for assessing better ways of providing clinical care. All funds contributed in her memory will go towards continuing her quest for better clinical care.
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