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FDA Approved Diet Pill

It was a diet pill available only by prescription, but Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration approved Orlistat for over the counter sales.

The prescription weight loss aid for adults was first approved in 1999 and manufactured under the name Xenical. But when it is introduced over the counter, it will be called Alli.

The FDA recommends the drug for use in obese adults over the age of 18 and the agency reminds us that it works best when used along with a healthy diet and exercise.


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