Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Anti-obesity drug no magic bullet

Here's an update regarding Acomplia from CBC. They may state it's not a magic bullet, but if it brings in $5 billion per year in the U.S. alone, it would make it one of the biggest selling drugs in the world.

From CBC News:
Some doctors in Canada are worried about the side-effects of an anti-obesity drug that is expected to hit the market in the U.S. by spring 2008.

Known in Europe as Acomplia and generically as rimonabant, the drug helps people to lose weight, controls Type 2 diabetes, raises high-density lipoprotein or HDL "good" cholesterol and tells the brain to stop craving food and cigarettes. ...more

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