FDA approves a third new weight-loss pill

September 11, 2014 2:59 AM

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FDA approves a third new weight-loss pill

For the third time in about two years, the Food and Drug Administration has approved a new weight-loss pill.

Contrave got FDA approval Wednesday. The medication is made by Orexigen Therapeutics Inc., San Diego, and will be marketed by Takeda Pharmaceutical of Japan. It joins some older drugs and two newer pills, Qsymia and Belviq, as options to help adults battle their bulges.

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