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  • A New Weight Loss Drug is Closer to FDA Approval

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    May 11, 2012 | 12:30 pm

    The current range of options for medications for weight loss is not encouraging. The only medication approved by the FDA for long-term use for weight loss is orlistat, available over the counter by the brand name Alli, or Xenical by prescription. It is only modestly effective and its...

  • Obesity WeighsHeavily on Jews

    By Judy Gruen

    January 23, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Lynn Kaufman admits that she comes from "big, hearty stock." But after 30 years of being overweight, the Westside resident decided to get control.

    "I had gotten to a really scary number on the scale," said Kaufman, a veteran of numerous diets and 10 years with Overeaters Anonymous....

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