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Europeans to get alli over the counter

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Executive Summary

GlaxoSmithKlineplans to launch alli (orlistat 60mg, licensed from Roche) as an over-the-counter obesity treatment in all 27 EU member states in coming months following European Commissionapproval to switch its prescription status through a centralised procedure. Roche markets a higher-dose, prescription-only orlistat product, Xenical.



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