| Oct 13, 2010
Only 3 Prescription Weight-Loss Drugs Are Approved By the FDA Q: Now that Meridia has been withdrawn from the market, what other prescription weight loss drugs are available?
A: At the current time, only three FDA-approved prescription drugs are...
| Jan 4, 2011
| 8:21 AM
The FDA is warning consumers about a weight loss drug that could be deadly.
Fruta Planta has been linked to several heart attacks and at least one death, according to officials.
The maker of the product, Kissimmee-based PRock Marketing, is recalling all...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 4:27 PM
SILVER SPRING, Maryland (Reuters) - Heart safety studies should be required for new obesity drugs, U.S. drug advisers said on Thursday, possibly adding a new hurdle to the drugs' approval.
An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...
| Aug 10, 2012
Shengyang Zhou assured the American buyers that his Chinese-made weight-loss capsules were safe. Zhou was sure because he had a test — one person eats a whole bottle.
Such a person would have "maybe some stomach problem, but not die," he told...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 6:43 PM
The Food and Drug Administration has approved marketing of the weight-loss drug lorcaserin, the first prescription anti-obesity medication to win the FDA's blessing since the agency approved orlistat in 1999.
Once it is cleared by the Drug Enforcement...