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Combo Diet Pills?
Combo-pilling has been gaining appeal among dieters, doctors and pharmaceutical companies, in part because single diet drugs have not been a great success. After sibutramine (Meridia) was taken off the market last October, there was only one drug left that was approved by the FDA for treating obesity for more than a few weeks: orlistat (Xen-ical by prescription or Allī over the counter). But even though orlistat is the only long-term option for consumers, many dieters eschew it because they can experience side effects (oily stains on their underwear, for example) if they eat fat-heavy meals. To many, combo-pilling begins to seem like the answer…
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