I don’ t know if this newspaper article offered lousy reporting or what, but the topic has been noodling in my mind all day.
This week dieters, doctors, and investors will all get their first extensive look at a trio of new weight loss drugs
The hope is that these new drugs can succeed where others have failed by delivering significant weight loss without side effects.
Hmmm read on folks
Obesity is nearing 35% of the population.
How’s that for a staggering statistic ??
expectations for the drug are high
no new drugs have come out in over a decade
the modestly effective drug has blockbuster potential
hmmm moderately effective, so does that mean the blockbuster potential is for the drug companies ?
Not one of the drugs represent a breakthrough in research
drug makers have made little headway in understanding and treating the cause of overeating
oh my gosh don’t get me started
two of these nifty weight loss drugs simply combine an anticonvulsant and an amphetamine and have worrying side effects
did i just read that right? how does an amphetamine and an anticonvulsant stop someone from eating McDonalds?
oh and please give me some of those worrying side effects
the third drug is safer but less effective
what about something totally safe and completely effective ?
Weight Loss drugs over the years have had safety issues for years. These drugs get approved by our governing agency only to have them pulled off the market when gee – they find links to heart valve damage and lung problems
HELLO — these drugs should not have gone to market in the first place!!!!
So the pending drug Qnexa…
who picks these names?
Qnexa may have met guidelines for a % of weigh loss while on this drug, but had the highest rate of drop out due to memory and concentration problems
hmm lets lose our mind while getting slightly thinner
another drug Contrave shows minimal weight loss and offers you nausea on the side
Lorcaserin messes around with your serotonin, a brain chemical so you might “feel” groovy, however the incidence of weigh loss is much much less – the FDA calls this weight loss drug that barely helps you lose weight one that is truly novel
I read this and think to myself — do people really buy into this stuff?????
How about safe healthy weight loss?