Wow, so many people want to lose weight! Wouldn’t a weight loss drug make piles of money? Check out this business article on the new drug the FDA approved!
In a clinical trial involving patients without diabetes, those who took Contrave had an average weight loss of 4.1 percent beyond those receiving a placebo. About 42 percent of those getting Contrave lost at least 5 percent of their weight compared with 17 percent of patients in the placebo group.
So…if a hundred women who weighed 200lbs combined Contrave with diet & exercise, 42 would lose at least 10lbs!!! Without it, only 17 of the hundred women would lose at least 10lbs. Wow, is that a guaranteed success in the making or what?
Oh, and from another article,
In people with diabetes evaluated in a second trial, those patients lost an average of 2 percent more weight compared to the placebo.
2%!!!! Wow, that is definitely worth adding another medication, don’t you think?
Yes, at this point, I may be abusing sarcasm. I also think the FDA measurement of “successful weight loss” for diet drugs needs to be better known. Like the NIH expectations of weight loss, the FDA’s expectations are for a much more modest weight loss than is commonly expected or promoted in the press as possible.