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Will Qnexa Solve the Obesity Problem?

Posted on March 1, 2012 by Dr. KaplanLeave a comment

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medicationYou may have heard of Qnexa, a potential new weight loss drug under development. Will it be the answer to America’s weight problems?

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Can Medicine End Obesity?

Posted on November 29, 2010 by Dr. Kaplan3 Comments

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medicationIn recent weeks, the weight loss drug sibutramine (Meridia) has been pulled from the market due to an increased risk of heart attacks. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also failed to approve lorcaserin (Lorqess), because of a possible cancer connection, as well as phentermine/topiramate (Qnexa), because of possible health risks, including birth defects and heart problems. This has left some declaring that science should stop looking to medications to help with the battle of the bulge.

I strongly disagree. While I do support possibly dangerous medications being taken off the table, I by no means think we should completely abandon the search for a possible pharmaceutical solution to the obesity epidemic.

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