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Weight-Loss Drug Belviq (lorcaserin) Is First to Show No Harm to Heart

Posted 27 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Aug. 27, 2018 – The weight-loss drug Belviq (lorcaserin) appears to help people shed pounds without adversely affecting the heart in those already at higher heart risk, new research shows. That's a first – and a major hurdle overcome – for medicines specifically aimed at weight loss, experts say. In the 1990s, the "fen-phen" combo of weight-loss meds (fenfluramine and phentermine) made ...

Eisai Inc. and Arena Pharmaceuticals Announce FDA Approval of Belviq XR (lorcaserin HCl) Extended-Release Tablets

Posted 20 Jul 2016 by Drugs.com

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. and SAN DIEGO, July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – Eisai Inc. and Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the New Drug Application (NDA) for Belviq XR (lorcaserin HCl) CIV extended-release 20 mg tablets. The new formulation of lorcaserin will offer patients a once-a-day dosing option that may help them ...

5 Diet Drugs: Which Ones Work?

Posted 14 Jun 2016 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 – Any of the prescription weight-loss drugs on the market can help obese people shed pounds, although some seem more effective than others, a new study finds. Currently, five drugs are approved in the United States for managing obesity. But little has been known about how they stack up against one another, said Dr. Siddharth Singh, the lead researcher on the new study. The ...

Majority of Americans Wants Medicare to Cover Obesity Treatments

Posted 22 Jan 2016 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2016 – Most Americans believe Medicare should cover approved medicines to treat obesity, a new survey shows. "Public policy and society seldom associate obesity with advanced age," James Appleby, chief executive officer of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), said in a news release from the organization. "But recent research has shown that, for those who are over 65 and ...

Charges Filed Against Makers of Nutritional Supplements

Posted 18 Nov 2015 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2015 – Criminal charges and civil injunctions have been filed against 117 makers and/or distributors of potentially dangerous dietary supplements, U.S. government agencies announced Tuesday. One of the targets of the investigation – conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Justice and other federal agencies – was USPlabs LLC of Dallas, which ...

Experts See Place for Weight-Loss Drugs in Obesity Treatment

Posted 20 Jan 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 – A healthy diet and exercise should be the main tools obese people use to lose weight, but prescription weight-loss drugs may have a place, too, according to new guidelines from the Endocrine Society. "Lifestyle changes should always be a central part of any weight loss strategy," Dr. Caroline Apovian, chair of the guidelines task force, said in a society news release. ...

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