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EMA holds its ground – certain obesity drugs must be removed from market

The European Medicines Agency’s risk assessment committee has confirmed its former recommendation to retract market approvals for weight-loss medicines based on amfepramone.

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The hopes of companies that want to continue selling obesity treatments containing active ingredient amfepramone in Europe may be dimming.

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