Eisai seizure drug spurs 5% weight loss

Could Eisai have an obesity drug just waiting to step onstage? The Japanese drugmaker's epilepsy treatment Zonegran helped patients lose weight--at least as much weight as patients in Arena Pharmaceuticals' ($ARNA) trial of its recently approved Belviq. As Bloomberg reports, study patients who took 400 mg of Zonegran daily for a year lost 7.3 kg on average, significantly more than the 4 kg placebo patients shed. Story

 

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