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FDA Rejects Another Diet Pill

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has rejected Qnexa, yet another proposed new diet pill. Qnexa was the third weight loss medicine in a month to hit such a roadblock.

Not long before, the FDA declined the drug lorcaserin because it was found to cause tumors in rats. And just a few weeks before that, the agency forced the withdrawal of Meridia from the market due to the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

According to the New York Times:

“There has been no new prescription diet pill approved since Roche’s Xenical in 1999. Xenical is now the only drug approved for long-term use in managing weight.”

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