Accomplia (Rimonabant) may help with Obesity

Posted By on December 1, 2006

Study on Dec 5th
Now that the Thanksgiving turkey has found its way to the waist line and Christmas cookies no doubt right are around the corner, its time
Dr Mannyfor many Americans contemplate their propensity to over-eat … and probably make that worthless New Years weight-loss resolution too? Most know that regular exercise and better eating habits are the answer, but only a minority have the discipline to control our tendency to over-eat. Amidst the many scams, gimmicks, pills, etc, help might be on the way in the form of a drug that is showing promise in Europe … a drug called Rimonabant or trade named “Accomplia.” (by Sanofi-Aventis)

The drug is undergoing FDA approval and works to curb appetite and assist those having difficulty in reducing their calorie consumption. This might be a blockbuster drug when its given the okay. Big Pharma company Pfizer is also said to have an appetite control product that works very similar in the pipeline. My usual response to a “Hollywood” style drug to reduce weight is that we’re too focused on image, but if prescribed appropriately, the heath benefits associated with getting Americans to eat less will benefit all of us lowering health care costs?

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