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New Weight Loss Drugs: More Harm Than Good

Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P. | Posted 10.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.

With obesity being viewed as more of a "disease" than as the result of how we treat our bodies, it's tempting to reach for a pill to cure the problem. But, as with fad diets and quick weight-loss fixes, Qsymia and Belviq are not the answer we've been looking for.

Questioning Weight Loss Drugs

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

The FDA has formally denied approval for the weight loss drug, Contrave. Is this good, or bad for efforts to turn the tide of epidemic obesity?

Hot Weight Loss Drug Rejected By FDA

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

DIET DRUG REJECTED: The Food and Drug Administration has declined to approve an experimental weight loss drug called Contrave, a surprising rejection ...

Diabetes Drug May Be Linked To 500 Deaths

AP | ELAINE GANLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PARIS — French health officials said Tuesday the now-banned diabetes and weight loss drug Mediator may have been linked to the deaths of about 5...

Weight Loss Drug Recommended For Approval By FDA

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A Food and Drug Administration panel on Tuesday recommended that the agency approve Orexigen Therapeutics Inc.'s weight loss drug Contrave, making it ...

New Weight-Loss Drug Bloats Your Stomach To Make You Eat Less

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Attiva is about the size of a sugar grain, but when the grains are consumed in a capsule along with water, the grains swell into a gel-like substance. As the gel expands in the stomach, little room is left for food.

Weight Loss Drugs: 'First Responders' In A Diet Program

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

By immediately decreasing food intake, the drug gives the dieter the sense that they are finally in control of their eating.

Weight Loss and Wonder Drugs: Something Is Fishy

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Although the problem weight control drugs try to fix -- a body turning surplus calories into an energy reserve -- is normal, they may prove to be elusive not just now, but forever.

FDA To Review First Of 3 New Weight Loss Drugs

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Dieters, doctors and investors get their first extensive look at the first of a trio of new weight loss drugs this week. The hope i...