(Acomplia): This interesting drug was developed from research on the brain receptor activated by cannabis. It acts by decreasing appetite. Weight loss was shown to be greater than other available medication. For people with diabetes there were added advantages in that the drug also improved insulin resistance.

The drug never received approval in the United States due to safety concerns regarding psychiatric related side effects. In Europe the drug was available for a short time but was withdrawn in 2008 when these safety concerns were substantiated.

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