An FDA panel voted today to recommend approval of the weight-loss drug Qnexa, despite concerns that it causes birth defects and heart problems — and the fact that some consumer watchdogs are against the drug.
Pharmaceutical companies have long been jockeying to produce the next awesome weight-loss drug that will make you lose control of your bowels and die. The quest suffered a major setback in 2010 when two drugs were rejected for little things like wiping people's memories and giving rats cancer. But now both drugs are…
The makers of weight-loss drug Qnexa say a new study shows how safe and effective it is. But critics say the study may not be that new — or that convincing.