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Experimental drug is fighting obesity

October 23, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
An experimental drug that fights obesity appears to be working.Danish researchers say both men and women who took the pill Tesofensine lost twice as much weight as people using other weight loss drugs.

The drug had no effect on blood pressure and only raised heart rates slightly.

The pharmaceutical company, Neurosearch, hopes to begin clinical trials of the drug next year.

That's the last stage of human testing before a company can seek regulatory approval for a drug.

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