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Qsymia: Third Weight-Loss Drug Approved BY FDA In Thirteen Years
2012-07-18 13:04:53

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The second new weight-management drug in 13 years has been approved by US regulators for use in people who are obese or overweight and have certain medical conditions. The drug, Qsymia, developed by pharmaceutical company Vivus, received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval just a month after another anti-obesity drug, called Belviq, was given a thumbs up. Qsymia has been approved for use in obese adults with a body mass...

2012-07-06 23:00:37

On June 27th, 2012, the US FDA approved the new diet pill Belviq. Belviq (lorcaserin), by Arena Pharmaceuticals, is the first weight-loss drug to be approved in 13 years, according to Reuters. In the briefing documents for the May 10th, 2012 FDA Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee, reviewers expressed concerns on safety of Lorcaserin related mainly to heart problems. Another obesity drug, the popular Fen Phen, was withdrawn from the market in 1997; it was linked with heart...

Belviq from Arena Pharmaceuticals weight loss drug approved by FDA
2012-06-28 05:58:58

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com 78 million. This is the number of people who are obese in the United States, according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Obesity increases the risk of diabetes, heart attacks, and strokes. It also costs the U.S. economy $147 billion a year in expenses and lost productivity. With these dire facts in mind, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the anti-obesity prescription drug Belviq from Arena Pharmaceuticals to be...

2012-06-14 23:01:12

On June 27th, 2012, the US FDA is set to decide on new obesity drug Lorcaserin. In the briefing documents for the May 10th, 2012 meeting of the FDA Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee, reviewers expressed concerns on safety of Lorcaserin related mainly to heart problems. The FDA originally declined to approve the drug in 2010 because of concerns including potential effects on patients' hearts. Another obesity drug, the popular Fen Phen, was withdrawn from the market in 1997...


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