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Obesity

Obesity and Diabetes: Diabetes patients are considered obese when they have a Body Mass Index over 30. Such patients are at greater risk for a host of other problems cardiovascular disease, cancer, sleep apnea, and poor quality of life. Tremendous research is being done to control, manage, and reverse obesity in diabetics and the educated healthcare professional can help.

FDA Advisors Recommend Approval of Obesity Drug Qnexa

The FDA Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee voted overwhelmingly (20 to 2) in favor of approving the obesity drug Qnexa (Vivus, Inc.), a combination of phentermine and controlled-release topiramate. Qnexa could be the first prescription drug for obesity to reach the market since 1999.…

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