Companies Race To Bring Diet Drugs To Market – NPR Health Blog : NPR

#drugs Companies Race To Bring Diet Drugs To Market – NPR Health Blog : NPR: “In the battle against obesity, doctors and patients are short on weapons.

Eating better and exercising more are, of course, the best first choices for shrinking one’s waistline. But often they’re not enough to get the job done, and stomach-shrinking surgery remains a daunting and costly option.

Now, three small drugmakers are looking to boost the odds of success for dieters with a new crop of medicines the Food and Drug Administration could start assessing by the end of the year. If all goes well, they could be available late next year or in early 2011. But the history of weight-loss medicines is littered with failures and disappointments.” [NPR]

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