FDA reconsiders weight loss drug Qnexa - CBS News

FDA reconsiders weight loss drug Qnexa

The FDA is again considering approval of an experimental weight loss drug it rejected a year ago over concerns about potential heart problems and birth defectsin babies born to women who take the drug.

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Diabetes specialist and study co-researcher W. Timothy Garvey, M.D., of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, says based on the research Qnexa appears to be the most effective weight loss drug since the Fen-Phen weight loss regimen. 

CBS News article - 11/11/2011