Patients who took Contrave had significantly greater weight loss than those who took a placebo, and the drug reduced other risk factors like waist circumference, the company said. For diabetes patients, the drug also diminished blood sugar levels.
The San Diego-based company said it plans to seek FDA approval for Contrave in early 2010. Orexigen said the drug also tempered food cravings and allowed patients to better control their eating.
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