FDA approves first diet pill in 13 years



The US’ FDA approved on Wednesday the first weight-loss drug in 13 years, Arena Pharmaceutical Belviq.The approval is seen as the FDA’s response to the mounting pressure for the government to combat the nation’s obesity problem, which strikes as much as 35% of the American adult population. This animation illustrates how Belviq works to aid weight-loss, as well as the drug’s possible side effects.
SOURCES: Reuters, LA Times, USA Today, FDA

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