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New anti-obesity pill available

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A new anti-obesity pill is now available to patients with a prescription.

Belviq with be prescribed to overweight patients with at least one weight-related medical condition, like high cholesterol. Belviq was developed more than a decade ago and was not approved by the FDA at first. It's availability was delayed because the drug has a low potential for abuse.

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