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Contrave demand swamps Takeda's direct-delivery discount program

Private insurers and public payers have refused to cover obesity drugs--or foisted big copays onto patients--dragging down new drugs. So, when Takeda rolled out Orexigen's new obesity drug Contrave a few weeks ago, the Japanese drugmaker also rolled out a direct-delivery program, Direct Save.

Novo Nordisk builds blockbuster case with promising PhIII obesity data

In new late-stage data, Novo Nordisk's inaugural obesity drug spurred statistically significant weight loss compared to placebo, bolstering the company's case as it works to build a portfolio of such treatments.

ReShape finally reveals pivotal obesity data ahead of FDA review

ReShape Medical said about a year ago that it had positive U.S. pivotal obesity data for its ReShape Integrated Dual Balloon. Now it has offered a glimpse of that data for the first time, ahead of an FDA review that's expected to come during the first half of 2015.

Researchers pinpoint potent anti-obesity compounds

Researchers from the National University of Singapore have identified several potent inhibitors that selectively target FTO, a gene that has been associated with fat mass and obesity in certain people.

Beyond glucose: developing a diagnostic test for fructose intolerance

Researchers have identified a hormone that is associated with fructose, fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21), which increases rapidly in the blood after fructose ingestion. High FGF21 levels in the blood are associated with obesity, insulin resistance and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in both humans and animals.

Novo Nordisk blueprints its obesity R&D push in Seattle

Novo Nordisk has made it official: The Danish drugmaker is making a full-fledged go at obesity R&D, looking to build a Seattle hub and hire some investigators as it expands its research palate.

Novo dishes on its new Seattle R&D shop and seeks out new ideas in obesity

Novo Nordisk has made it official: The Danish drugmaker is making a full-fledged go at obesity R&D, looking to build a Seattle hub and hire up some investigators as it expands its research palate.

Are obesity drugs nearing a breakout? Novo, Takeda think so

Analysts have been waiting--and waiting--for drugmakers to realize the growth they've predicted for the obesity market. And with a couple of pharma companies preparing to pony up R&D and marketing resources for their obesity products, it could finally be on the way.

Novo Nordisk takes the plunge on obesity, eyeing Seattle for a huge R&D bet

In the midst of its first major foray into treating obesity, Novo Nordisk is liking what it sees in the space, and now the Danish giant plans to hire hundreds of researchers in a gambit to develop new treatments for the global scourge.

UPDATED: Orexigen nabs long-awaited FDA approval for obesity drug Contrave

More than three long years after Orexigen was turned back at the FDA and forced to do a costly late-stage safety study of its weight drug Contrave, the agency has come back and given its seal of marketing approval to the drug.