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FDA shoots down another weight loss drug [Updated]
FDA shoots down another weight loss drug [Updated]

The FDA has told the makers of the proposed weight-loss drug Lorcaserin that it will not at this time approve the marketing of  the medication, citing concerns about its marginal effectiveness and about cancers that occurred at higher-than-usual rates in animal studies. [Updated Oct. 25, 10:35 a.m. An earlier version of this article said cancers occurred at higher-than-usual-rates during clinical trials.] The FDA's decision comes just two weeks after the makers of the prescription diet-pill Meridia pulled it from the U.S. and Canadian markets at the request of the FDA. It is the first signal of how the U.S. drug agency will deliberate on a...

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