There's buyer's remorse, and then there's buyer's remorse by reason of temporary lapse of judgment due to diet pills. At least that's the claim of a Florida woman who is asking a court to let her back out of a home purchase because, she says, "judgment-altering" diet pills led to a decision she now
With more than 36 percent of American adults now classified as obese according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the numbers still climbing, doctors are clamoring for more pharmaceuticals to treat their patients. Last year, the Federal Drug Administration obliged by approving
After a 13-year dry spell, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved two new drugs promising weight loss in a pill . But will you be able to get a prescription for them? The answer may depend on which doctor you see. "I'll probably take a wait-and-see attitude myself," said Greg Anderson,
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the diet drug Qnexa, the agency's latest move to give doctors and their patients more tools to fight excessive weight gain as obesity rates continue to bulge in the U.S. and around the world. An advisory panel voted 20 to two to approve the drug in
SILVER SPRING, Md. -- An FDA advisory committee has voted 18-4, with one abstention, in favor of approving Lorqess as the first new weight-loss drug in more than a decade. The FDA's Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee on Thursday afternoon voted that the benefits of Lorqess
The decision by a federal advisory panel to recommend Qnexa for approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is drawing praise and criticism from obesity and diet experts, reflecting a still-hot debate on the need for additional tools to treat obesity. The 20 to 2 decision recommending
In the search for treatments to fight obesity, regulators have turned their attention to a diet drug that has already failed to receive government approval as a weight-loss treatment. Next week, a panel of advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will consider whether to...
A popular diet drug may have played a role in the death of the former football athlete and “Police Academy” actor Bubba Smith, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner report released Wednesday. The coroner’s office ruled that Smith, 66, died from an overdose of the diet...
Companies developing three different weight-loss pills that were rejected by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration still believe they can eventually bring the products to market, though the firms are taking different approaches to winning over the agency. Vivus Inc., which is developing an oral
A doctor who advertised his weight loss clinics on Chicago TV for nearly a decade has attracted more attention than he wanted. Dr. Gautam Gupta is being sought by the FBI on charges that he defrauded insurance companies and the government out of $25 million. Gupta, 57, may have fled to India, the