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Why I'm Wary of the New Weight-Loss Drug Belviq

Lindsay Beyerstein fears it's being viewed as the next fen-phen

(Newser) - The FDA has green-lighted the first new prescription weight-loss drug in 13 years—and Lindsay Beyerstein isn't exactly tossing confetti into the air at the news. Writing for Slate , she asserts that Belviq is no wonder drug: In trials, patients lost about 3% of their initial body weight, which... More »

First Diet Drug in 13 Years? FDA to Start Review

Qnexa will be reviewed by the agency next week

(Newser) - If the FDA gives its blessing, a drug named Qnexa could become a very big deal. A preliminary review begins next week on the pill, which could become the first diet drug approved in 13 years, reports the New York Times . It's nowhere near a sure thing: Two years... More »

New Diet Pill Clears FDA Panel

Contrave would be the first in a decade

(Newser) - A rarity in the weight wars: An FDA advisory panel gave the green light today to a diet pill that could become the first such drug to hit the market in more than a decade. The FDA is expected to make a final decision next month on Contrave, though it... More »

US Recalls High-Profile Diet Pill

'Natural' supplement Hydroxycut caused liver damage: FDA

(Newser) - US government health officials are announcing the recall of a popular weight loss pill, after reports of liver damage and other health problems. Food and Drug Administration officials said Friday the manufacturer of Hydroxycut has launched a recall of the dietary supplement, used by people trying to shed pounds, and... More »

French Debut Fat-Burning Drug

New drug tricks body into burning fat

(Newser) - French scientists have developed a drug that fools the body into burning fat even when on a high-fat diet, reports the BBC. The drug is a chemical cousin of resveratrol, a substance found in red wine and thought to combat heart disease. Higher doses of the compound completely prevented weight... More »

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