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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 Another obesity drug, the popular Fen Phen, was withdrawn from the market in 1997...

2012-05-11 23:00:34

In the briefing documents for the May 10th, 2012 meeting of the FDA Advisory Committee, reviewers expressed concerns on safety of Lorcaserin obesity drug. Safety concerns relate mainly to heart problems. Another obesity drug, the popular Fen Phen, was withdrawn from the market in 1997. Fen Phen was linked with heart valve damage and primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH). The most insidious part of Fen Phen and heart valve damage is that many people who took Fen Phen are just now experiencing...

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2012-05-11 20:56:23

A panel voted 18 to 4 in favor of approving the new anti-obesity drug Lorcaserin for use on the drug market. The drug works to control the appetite through receptors in the brain, and a study showed it helped nearly half of participants lose up to five percent of their body weight. The Food and Drug Administration is scheduled to decide on June 27 whether the drug should be approved for use in the U.S. Lorcaserin was rejected by the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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