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FDA Approves Highly Anticipated Weight Loss Pill

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 09.17.2012 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — A new weight-loss pill that many doctors consider the most effective of a new generation of anti-obesity drugs got the approval of ...

Qnexa: A Magic Bullet for Weight Loss?

Gerard E. Mullin, M.D. | Posted 05.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Gerard E. Mullin, M.D.

I still have many questions about the safety of Qnexa, regardless of its effectiveness. Do the potential risks outweigh the potential benefits? The jury is still out.

Allure Of A Quick Fix? Clamor For Obesity Pill May Test FDA Limits

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2012 | Healthy Living

* FDA wants to limit Qnexa to at-risk patients * History of safety problems with obesity pills * Pressure on FDA to appr...

3 Weight Loss Drugs Make Second Bid For Approval

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 02.27.2012 | Healthy Living

-- The Food and Drug Administration has rejected three prescription diet pills in the last three years, raising questions of whether any weight loss ...

Pharmageddon: Can A New Weight Loss Drug Really Save Us?

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 04.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

There is a solution to our obesity epidemic. But it is not at the bottom of a pill bottle. It is at the end of our forks. It is simply more effective than any medication and works better, faster, and cheaper, not just as prevention, but also as treatment for what ails us in the 21st century.

Qnexa: Desperate Measure For Desperate Times

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.25.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

FDA approval of Qnexa will represent a rather desperate measure at a desperate time for desperate individuals of a desperate society. So be it. But our desperate need to address this problem decisively is long overdue and should be the mother of far better invention than this.

Miracle Diet Pill? A Safe Drug Is Elusive

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 04.25.2012 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — The battle of the bulge has been a big, fat failure for U.S. drugmakers. But that hasn't stopped them from trying. For nearly a ce...

FDA Panel Backs Previously Rejected Obesity Pill

AP | By MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 02.23.2012 | Healthy Living

SILVER SPRING, Md. -- A previously rejected weight loss pill won an overwhelming endorsement from public health advisers Wednesday, raising hopes that...

Qnexa Proponents Ask U.S. Experts To Back The Obesity Drug

Reuters | Posted 04.23.2012 | Healthy Living

* Qnexa helped patients lose weight * One ingredient tied to birth defects * Uncertain effect on the heart ...

Experimental Diet Drug Keeps Weight Off For 2 Years: Study

Reuters | Posted 02.13.2012 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - An experimental diet drug seems to help some obese people shed pounds, and keep them off for two years, researchers report...