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KHQ MD: FDA Approves Weight-Loss Drug Qsymia

MSNBC.COM - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the new weight loss pill Qsymia on Tuesday, adding to a very skimpy arsenal of drugs Americans can take to battle severe obesity -- and adding a last-minute name change after two years of wrangling over whether to approve the drug.

Qsymia  (pronounced kew-SIM-ee-ah) pairs an old stimulant drug with an epilepsy drug to try and bring some options to the two-thirds of Americans who are overweight or obese -- and who have higher rates of heart disease, diabetes, stroke and cancer as a result. click here to read more

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