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Glaxo, Alli Diet Drug Maker, Funding Eating Documentary

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Glaxo, the pharmaceutical giant behind Alli, an over-the-counter weight-loss product, has decided that a good way to educate Americans about obesity -- and increase sales of Alli -- is to finance a "hard-hitting" documentary about eating.

Although a budget has not been set, an Academy Award-winning director will be named on Jan. 25 at the Sundance Film Festival, a spokesman for Glaxo said.

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