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Trio Of Anti-Obesity Drugs Pursuing Second Attempt At FDA Approval
2012-02-25 06:30:59

The makers of three previously rejected weight loss drugs have resubmitted their products to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approval, with each hoping to become the first new prescription anti-obesity drug to be approved in the U.S. in 13 years. As previously reported here on RedOrbit.com, one of those three drugs, Qnexa, received approval from a panel of FDA advisors on Thursday by a 20-2 margin. That verdict placed Qnexa, a combination of the appetite suppressant...

FDA Panel Votes Approves Weight Loss Pill
2012-02-23 10:04:16

Another review by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a new drug yesterday resulted in a 20-2 judgment in favor of allowing Qnexa to be placed on the market to combat obesity, reports Rita Rubin for WebMD Health News. Qnexa is a combination of two drugs that have long been on the market -- appetite suppressant phentermine and topiramate, which is used to treat seizures and migraines. Obesity specialists and patient advocates agree there is a huge need for obesity drugs to bridge...

New Diet Pill Side-Effects Under Scrutiny By FDA Regulators
2012-02-20 09:36:10

A weight-loss drug currently under a second review from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is causing concerns that it may be responsible for birth defects and heart problems, according to documents released by the agency on Friday. The drug, developed by Vivus, was rejected by the agency in 2010, largely because of those risks. A committee of outside advisers to the FDA will meet this week to reconsider whether the drug, called Qnexa, should move forward in the approval process,...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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