August 1997 Issue

Block Fat, Lose Weight Promises New Drug: But Is It So Easy?

First, there was Redux, then there was "fen-phen." But they've had their 15 minutes of fame.(*) A new weight-loss star is now waiting in the wings. It's called Xenical. This latest in a growing list of popular prescription weight-loss aids could soon be premiering at a pharmacy near you. The Food and Drug Administration is expected any day to give final approval to the drug or list at (brand name Xenical), following the

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