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One step closer to prescription weight loss drug

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The country is a step closer to the first new prescription weight loss drug in a decade.

Advisors to the Food and Drug Administration recommended approval of Lorcaserin. The pill has been shown to lead to a loss of 8% of patients' body weight, when combined with exercise and a healthy diet.

A final decision is expected by the end of June.

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