Like finding a cure for hair loss or the secret to female pleasure, one of the holy grails of the pharmaceutical industry is inventing a pill that will help people lose weight without dying. Except for some reason it keeps not working out, because side effects are revealed and people get sick and die. This system…
Fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21 for short) was a hot prospect in anti-obesity research — and drug companies jumped into the fray, eager to capitalize. But now it appears that, like sticks and stones, FGF21 will break your bones. Here's the story of the hip new weight-loss drug that may never see the light of day.
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…
Scientists have found that a drug developed for cancer treatment also helped monkeys lose a significant amount of weight. And it's only mildly kidney-shredding!
Why did the FDA reject weight loss drug Qnexa? Maybe it was the "suicidal thoughts, heart palpitations, memory lapses and birth defects."
Is this a preview for the next Zorro movie? A Decemberists music video? Someone's really bad student film? No, it's a commercial for the weight-loss drug Xenical, and it's scary in about fifty different ways.