Novo Nordisk says obesity drug helps up to 13.8 percent weight loss in phase 2 trial

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk said on Friday a phase 2 trial for its big hope in tackling obesity, an improved GLP-1 drug called semaglutide, showed a weight loss of up to 13.8 percent in people with severe conditions.

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Eisai and Arena Pharmaceuticals Announce Regulatory Approval of BELVIQ® (lorcaserin HCl) in Brazil

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. and SAN DIEGO, Dec. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Eisai Inc. and Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA) today announced that Eisai Laboratórios Ltda., a subsidiary of Eisai Inc., has received regulatory approval from the Brazilian Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA)…

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Eisai, Arena release BELVIQ XR weight-loss drug

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Valeant Acquires Canadian Rights to Orexigen’s Obesity Treatment

NewsValeant Canada and its affiliates entered a commercialization and distribution agreement with Orexigen Therapeutics for Contrave.Topics: Pharma Mergers & Acquistions

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Slow Medicine: Empagliflozin Heart Benefits? Not So Fast

(MedPage Today) — EMPA-REG study has several caveats

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