NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012
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(Washington: Tom Costello) The potential risks from the new diet drug Qsymia examined; details given of concern about increased heart rates and birth defects; statistics on who the drug is meant for cited. [Weight loss drug user Christina ELWELL- comments.] [Weill Cornell Medical Center Dr. Louis ARONNE- comments on the use of the drug.] [Public Citizen Sidney WOLFE- notes these recently approved drugs increase cardiovascular risk.] [University of Alabama at Birmingham Tim GARVEY- says it brings patients hope for another tool to use on weight loss.]
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