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Medicine: Diet Pill / Qsymia #1026626

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(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.]

Williams, Brian;
Costello, Tom

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