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F.D.A. Panel Urges Denial of Diet Drug
New York Times

A federal advisory panel on Thursday recommended against approval of a new diet pill, the latest setback in efforts to develop treatments for the nation’s obesity epidemic.

The advisers to the Food and Drug Administration voted 9 to 5 that the potential benefits of the drug, called lorcaserin and developed by Arena Pharmaceuticals, did not outweigh the risks.