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FDA Reconsiders Weight Loss Drug Qnexa

Weight Loss Impressive, but Safety Questions Remain

Tough Times for Weight Loss Drugs continued...

Bariatric surgeon Mitchell Roslin, MD, agrees, but he tells WebMD that his concerns about Qnexa remain. Roslin is chief of obesity surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.

"We don’t know if this drug is safe enough for patients to stay on it to maintain their weight loss," he says. "It clearly works better than other drugs out there, but the questions remain -- at what cost and for how long?”

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