18 Jul '12, 2pm

Some thoughts on diet drugs: So, even after being aware of the life-threatening problems with one diet pill, I a...

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new weight loss drug . Qsymia is the latest drug to give people the hope that a pill might be the answer to obesity . Eight years ago, I did something that was against my better judgment. I went to my doctor and asked for a prescription for a diet pill. I have always struggled with my weight, and I’ve made it no secret on this blog that I still do. The drug I went on was Meridia , which was later linked to 14 deaths. (Source: WebMD ). The FDA considered banning the drug two years ago, but were split with an 8-8 decision. After the FDA’s non-decision, Abbott, the company that makes Meridia, voluntarily pulled the drug from U.S. markets. It had already been banned in Europe. What was my experience with Meridia? Fortunately, I didn’t suffer any health problems from taking the drug. I lost weight for the first three months ...

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