We’ve got a new weight loss drug.
But Qsymia is not without drawbacks. When Qsymia’s manufacturer, Vivus, initially submitted the drug for approval in 2010, the FDA voted it down, citing concerns over the potential for dangerous heart problems, birth defects and cognitive effects such as mental fogginess or lack of concentration in patients taking the drug.
Seriously? Since when is eating a plant based diet “radical” and taking a pill with those side effects desirable. Give me my taters, pasta, vegetables, beans, and grains any time, any day. I’m full, happy, and energetic… now that’s what I call GOOD side effects.