New anti-obesity drug hits market Tuesday

New anti-obesity drug hits market Tuesday
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Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 8:15am

A new anti-obesity drug is hitting the market today (Tuesday), it's called Belviq. The drug will be made available to certain patients with a prescription.

Patients who are overweight with at least one weight-related medical condition, like high cholesterol, are eligible.

Belviq was developed for more than a decade ago and was not approved by the FDA at first. It's availability was also delayed because the drug has a low potential for abuse and needed a DEA classification.
 

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