China bans 15 products over heart disease concern

November 1st, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 1 (IANS) China has banned 15 weight-loss products containing a drug that could lead to increased risk of heart disease.The State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) has banned the production, ... Read more...

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Abbott Laboratories Allows Further Investigation On Meridia

October 10th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Authorities have confirmed that the investigations on the side-effects of Meridia, a prescription weight loss drug, will continue. Meridia has come under investigation for one of its constituents, sibutramine, ... Read more...

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Tour Of Flanders Starts In Full Swing

April 4th, 2010 - 8:37 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Bruges, Apr 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Bruges is all set to witness the jive of Tour of Flanders as 198 cyclists started off on the Easter Sunday. Reportedly, there were only ... Read more...

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Europe bans anti-obesity drug Reductil

January 26th, 2010 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 26 (IANS) European Medicines Agency (EMEA) has recommended that appetite suppressant drug sibutramine, also known as Reductil, should neither be prescribed by doctors nor dispensed by pharmacists. The regulator has ... Read more...

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FDA Issues Warning About Diet Pill, Stating Risk Of Heart Ailment

January 23rd, 2010 - 8:49 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Jan 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Food and Drug Administration of the United States has issued a warning to the consumers about a diet pill, claiming that it increases chances of ... Read more...

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Obesity drug withdrawn over heart attack, stroke risk

January 22nd, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 22 (ANI): A leading obesity drug is being suspended from use amid fears it increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes.The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency has ... Read more...

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Weight loss pill linked to heart attacks, stroke risk

January 4th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 04 (ANI): Weight loss pill 'Reductil' has been found to increase the risk of heart attacks and stroke.European Medicines Agency (EMA) has claimed that the pill apparently contains an ingredient ... Read more...

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Weight-loss drug increases blood pressure: Review

July 10th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): Weight-loss drug increases blood pressure, posing a risk to obese patients who hope to reduce hypertension by shedding pounds, a new review of existing research has confirmed.Review lead ... Read more...

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Genes decide weight loss drugs effectiveness

October 2nd, 2008 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): Obese patients with specific genetic makeup have an enhanced response to a weight loss drug, while others who lack the factors lose little or no weight, says ... Read more...

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Anti-obesity drugs lead to only modest weight loss

November 16th, 2007 - 5:45 pm ICT by admin
London , Nov 16 (ANI): Trying to lose weight by taking anti-obesity drugs wont do you any good, for a new study has found that those who take such medications only experience ... Read more...

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