Slippery Slope: Diet Drugs No Help for Heart

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Slippery Slope: Diet Drugs No Help for Heart
Slippery Slope: Diet Drugs No Help for Heart
After 13 years of rejecting applications for new diet drugs, the U.S. Despite the longstanding medical quest to reduce waistlines and improve health, no diet or weight-loss drug has been proven to reduce heart attacks, strokes, or cardiovascular deaths. In an email, Laurie Ostroff-Landau, a spokesperson for Eisai, which co-markets Belviq, said that the company already had started a long-term cardiovascular safety trial of the drug.
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