FDA Panel Supports New Diet Pill After Rejecting Two Others

Only one of three weight-loss pills that have come before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration this year has a hope of gaining the regulatory agency's approval, at a time when obesity is driving dual epidemics of heart disease and diabetes. The medication, Contrave, passed a major hurdle on Tuesday when the FDA's Endocrine and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee voted 13-7 for approval. That leaves it to the agency to determine, most likely by the end of January, whether Contrave can be sold...Full Story
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