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Controversial obesity drug Acomplia gets UK okay

Written By Betty van der Mark on Wednesday, June 25, 2008 | 9:18 AM

Sanofi-Aventis won a final green light for its obesity drug Acomplia from Britain's cost-effectiveness watchdog NICE on Wednesday, clearing the way for doctors to prescribe it on the state health service. Acomplia was once touted as a multibillion-dollar seller, but hopes for the product dimmed last year when a U.S. expert panel recommended against its approval in the world's biggest market, after it was linked to rare cases of suicidal thoughts.

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