Weight Loss

Quick-fix weight loss remedies have always been popular, but they’ve gained even more momentum in recent years due to increased attention to the rising rates of obesity in the United States. Anti-obesity drugs are often touted as “miracle products” that yield results with minimal effort. Misleading ads for these products — which appear everywhere from … Continued

New Year, Same Old Miracle Drug Spin

The holiday season is over and as usual, many people are feeling motivated to lose weight and live healthier. But for the one-third of Americans struggling with obesity, this struggle just gets harder and harder, especially as we age. For many, a safe and effective weight loss pill would seem like the magic bullet we … Continued

FDA Meeting – Naltrexone/Bupropion (Contrave)

Statement of Kate Ryan, Program Coordinator Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Gastroenterology Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee The National Women’s Health Network is a nonprofit advocacy organization that works to improve the health of all women. We bring the voices of women consumers to the policy and regulatory decisionmaking bodies. We are supported by our … Continued