Rimonabant Could be 'Miracle' Weight Loss Pill

NPR's Patricia Neighmond reports on a new "miracle pill" that helps obese people lose weight and keep it off. The drug, called Rimonabant, was developed by French pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis, acts directly on fat cells to prevent weight gain, and also reduces appetite by blocking a "pleasure center" in the brain.



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