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Losing Weight Yields No Cardio Gain for Some

Europe's CHMP Bounces Vivus' Weight Loss Drug

By Catherine Shaffer
Staff Writer

Friday, October 19, 2012

Vivus Inc. will appeal a negative opinion by the European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP). The committee recommended against approval of Qsiva (phentermine/topiramate) based on concerns about potential cardiovascular and central nervous system effects over long term use, and other safety issues.

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