Two Old Drugs Make One New Diet Pill

Patients taking a novel diet drug that combines the stimulant phentermine with the anticonvulsant topiramate lost an average of 37 pounds over a year with significant improvement in a number of heart risk factors, according to an announcement Vivus, the developer of the drug. In a trial known as EQUIP, which involved more than 1,200 morbidly obese patients, patients who received the drug, which has the brand name Qnexa, lost weight at every tested dose, but significant weight loss -- 14.7...Full Story
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