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Vivus on track as it files anti-obesity drug with US FDA

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Executive Summary

Vivus has submitted its anti-obesity drug Qnexa (phentermine plus topiramate) for review with the US FDA. The move comes only a week after Arena Pharmaceuticals filed its fat-fighting drug lorcaserin with the agency (, December 23rd, 2009). A third candidate, Orexigen's Contrave (bupropion plus naltrexone), is due to be filed in the first half of next year.



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