A big fat problem: new obesity drugs mean new regulatory jobs


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In mid July 2012, the Food and Drug Administration approved two new diet pills.  No drugs in the class have been approved in the past 13 years.  There has been (pardon the pun)  an enormous groundswell of demand for anti-obesity drugs, both from medical professionals and from the public, as the BMI of Americans has climbed to unprecedented highs in recent years.  Obesity is not a uniquely American problem.  Australia has a similar incidence of obesity now.