H2-Pharma and CHEPLAPHARM Announce Re-Launch of XENICAL(R) Capsules
MONTGOMERY, Ala., Jan. 3, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- H2-Pharma, LLC, a privately held pharmaceutical company, announced today that it has re-launched XENICAL® (orlistat) 120 mg Capsules via its newly formed Branded division. Thi... Biopharmaceuticals, Licensing, Distribution H2-Pharma, CHEPLAPHARM, XENICAL, orlistat (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Online reviews of health products 'are misleading'
Conclusions This unique study suggests that, in general, online medical product reviews may give a distorted and enhanced perception of the effectiveness of the product compared with that actually demonstrated in randomised controlled trials. The author discusses potential theories around this. For example, it may reflect the fact people are more likely to post a review if they found something good than if the benefit they found was not that remarkable or there was no benefit at all. He also suggests people may not wish to dwell on prior periods of ill health, whereas a positive recovery is something they may want to shar...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Medical practice Source Type: news

Diet pills that claim to trigger natural weight loss have alarming side-effects   
The NHS says only one ingredient, Orlistat, has been proven to help people lose weight in clinical trials. But its possible side-effects include skin blistering and kidney stones. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Metformin shows early promise for controlling clozapine-related weight gain
People with schizophrenia who were taking clozapine had greater weight loss, reductions in waist circumference, and lower glucose and triglycerides, when given metformin compared to . There was no significant difference in “good” cholesterol (HDL cholesterol) or blood pressure measures. Clozapine is used to treat schizophrenia that has not responded to treatment with at least two other antipsychotics. However, it has the most negative impact on metabolic function and is strongly associated with weight gain. Curren t UK practice is to treat clozapine-related weight gain with lifestyle, behaviour, physical activity and d...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight Loss Pills And Products Don't Work And Aren't Safe
Our ancestors lived in a feast or famine world. When you don't know where your next meal is coming from, or when it will arrive, the smart play is to pig out every time food is available. Our genes are programmed to extract as much energy as possible from what we eat and to store any extra energy in fat reservoirs, available in reserve for future famines. These deeply ingrained genetic tendencies worked great in the austere world of our ancestors, but are a disaster in our current world of refrigerators, ubiquitous fast food joints and milk shakes. Only one third of Americans are now able to maintain a normal weight; one ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 5, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Harms reporting in trials of orlistat
The reporting of trials of orlistat in the 1990s appears to have understated harms, both in the summarized results and in published papers, warn experts. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 16, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Xenical (Orlistat 120 mg) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - July 11, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

5 weight loss drugs that actually work in the US
Scientists at the University of California found of the drugs - orlistat, lorcaserin, naltrexone-bupropion, phentermine-topiramate, and liraglutide - the last two, marketed as Qsymia, Saxenda and Victoza were most effective. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Revealed... the 5 weight loss drugs that ACTUALLY work - helping obese people shed up to 20lbs in a year
Scientists at the University of California found of the drugs - orlistat, lorcaserin, naltrexone-bupropion, phentermine-topiramate, and liraglutide - the last two, marketed as Qsymia, Saxenda and Victoza were most effective. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study compares effectiveness of weight-loss drugs
In an analysis that included nearly 30,000 overweight or obese adults, compared with placebo, orlistat, lorcaserin, naltrexone-bupropion, phentermine-topiramate, and liraglutide were each associated with achieving at least 5 percent weight loss at 52 weeks, and phentermine-topiramate and liraglutide were associated with the highest odds of achieving at least 5 percent weight loss, according to a study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 14, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Adolescent experiences of anti-obesity drugs - White B, Jamieson L, Clifford S, Shield JP, Christie D, Smith F, Wong IC, Viner RM.
Only two anti-obesity drugs (AODs) are frequently prescribed in paediatric obesity, orlistat and metformin. Meta-analyses show modest benefit in clinical trials, yet analyses of prescribing databases show high levels of discontinuation in routine clinical ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 19, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Is the new pill for 'mild alcoholics' a good thing?
The new drug to reduce the urge to drink, makes Max Pemberton uneasy. (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - December 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: nalmefene Xenical Max Pemberton alcoholic orlistat dementia Duchess of Cambridge Source Type: news

Is the new pill for 'mild alcoholics' a good thing?
The new drug to reduce the urge to drink, makes Max Pemberton uneasy. (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - December 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: nalmefene Xenical Max Pemberton alcoholic orlistat dementia Duchess of Cambridge Source Type: news

Do Weight Loss Drugs Affect Vitamin Absorption?
I am taking the drug Orlistat for weight loss three times a day with meals. Since it interferes with fat absorption, will it have an effect on my daily multivitamins, some of which I know are fat-soluble? I also take coenzyme Q10 and omega-3 fatty acids. (Source: Dr. Weil Q and A)
Source: Dr. Weil Q and A - November 11, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity drug failing patients due to lack of education about side-effects
Patients who gained weight 18 months after taking Orlistat attributed their weight-loss failure either to the side effects which have prevented them from sticking to the medication or felt that the medication simply had not worked. Orlistat is currently the only prescribed drug for obesity and functions by reducing the amount of fat absorbed from food eaten. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 8, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news