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June 1999 Issue

Fat-Blocking Xenical Hits the Ground Running; EN Weighs In

Almost as soon as physicians began prescribing the newly approved fat-blocking drug Xenical, it made history as one of the fastest-selling prescription drugs ever introduced, bested only by Viagra in the last six years. The $4 to $5 a day cost doesn't seem to be discouraging anyone. Clearly, Americans are serious about losing weight.But will they? Probably not as much as they hope to. Thomas Wadden, Ph.D., the director of the Weight and

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