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US Health Experts Vote in Favor of Approving New Obesity Drug

by Sheela Philomena on  February 23, 2012 at 9:52 AM Drug News   - G J E 4
An advisory panel of health experts to FDA urged approval of a new obesity drug - Qnexa. The panel voted 20-2 that the FDA should allow Qnexa on the market, saying the latest overall benefit-risk assessment supported its approval.
 US Health Experts Vote in Favor of Approving New Obesity Drug
US Health Experts Vote in Favor of Approving New Obesity Drug
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The drug, made by California-based biotech firm Vivus, is the first obesity drug submitted to the FDA in more than a decade.

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Qnexa combines two existing drugs, the appetite suppressant phentermine and topiramate, an anti-convulsant that can be used in conjunction with other drugs for weight loss.

The FDA does not have to follow the advice of the advisory panel, though it usually does. A final decision is expected by April 17.

Source: AFP
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