FDA approves diet pill
Posted at: 07/18/2012 6:31 AM
The FDA has okayed a weight loss drug that doctors consider the most effective therapy in a new line of anti-obesity pills.
It's called Qsymia and it's for adults who are obese or overweight and have at least one weight related condition, like high blood pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol.
Patients who took Qsymia for a year lost between six and nine-percent of their body weight.
The new diet pill will be available by the end of the year.