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New weight loss drug Qysmia hitting the market

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The first prescription weight loss drug to hit the market in more than a decade is now available.

 Qsymia is a combination of two medications that have long been used in weight management.

One is an appetite suppressant, the other reduces food cravings.

In clinical trials of Qsymia, patients lost an average of 10 percent of their body weight.

For the full benefits, doctors say, patients should also eat a healthy diet and exercise.

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