The drug, under development by Sanofi-Aventis SA, the French pharmaceutical company, is touted as a way to fight obesity and help people stop smoking. In clinical trials, two-thirds of Acomplia users lost an average of 19 pounds and kept it off two years. The third that didn’t lose weight still had improvements in cholesterol and [...]
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“It is our most effective obesity drug yet,” said Dr. Michael Davidson of Radiant Research Chicago.
Over two years, users lost an average of 19 pounds and kept the weight off. They also appeared to suffer fewer serious side effects than users of existing diet drugs such as Meridia and Xenical.
“There’s a big danger [...]