Posted: 01 February 2012 at 12:47pm | IP Logged
"Prescription Diet Drug Makes Food Taste Horrible"
My psychopharmacology preceptor told me a long time ago that the best and most efficient way to know what is happening in pharmacology is to check out the business news. He was right.
I want to applaud the FDA for doing something perhaps a bit audacious, surely without precedent, but something I consider correct and appropriate.
They declined acceptance of Contrave, a pill for obesity, and requested a longer term and larger study.Bravo. Itâ€™s rare that I give the FDA a â€śstanding O.â€ť The folks at Orexigen pharmaceuticals concocted Contrave â€” an amalgam of 400mg. of Wellbutrin sustained release and a couple of different doses of naltrexone, 48 and 16 mg. Here is the clinical trials record if you are interested.
Anyone who puts together a drug that is a combination of two previously approved drugs is doing it exclusively to make money with as few clinical trials as possible.
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