We use our own and third-party cookies to optimize your experience on this site, including to maintain user sessions. Without these cookies our site will not function well. If you continue browsing our site we take that to mean that you understand and accept how we use the cookies. If you wish to decline our cookies we will redirect you to Google.
Already have an account? Sign in.

 Remember Me | Forgot Your Password?

Weight Loss Pill Eludes Drugmakers

January 22, 2009: 04:45 PM EST
The search is still on for a weight loss pill that really works. Some of the pills on the market at the moment, such as GlaxoSmithKline's Alii, and its full strength prescription counterpart, Xenical, have unpleasant side effects and less-than-significant results. Fen-phen was taken off the market; Meridia has been linked to hypertension; and Accomplia is not approved for use in the US. There are, however, a few products in the pipeline, including Orexigen Therapeutics’ experi-mental drug Contrave (which fell short of US standards in a recent late-stage trial) and Arena Pharmaceuticals' lorcaserin, which fared well in a mid-stage trial. Pfizer and Merck are working on the problem.
Debra Sherman, "Want to Lose Weight? Don't Count on Pills", Reuters, January 22, 2009, © Reuters Foundation
Diet Insights
Diet Research & Advice
North America
United States of America
Companies, Organizations
Research, Studies, Advice
Developed by Yuri Ingultsov Software Lab.