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Next steps in obesity after FDA approval of Belviq lorcaserin from Arena, Eisai
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Belviq breaks through
Monday, July 9, 2012
Pharmaceuticals Inc. and partner Eisai
Pharmaceuticals Co. Ltd. will have a fine line to walk as they market
Belviq lorcaserin for obesity. They want to improve patient compliance, which
historically has not been good in obesity, while also preventing the key thing
doctors believe could make Belviq a blockbuster - combining it with the generic
On June 27, FDA approved
Belviq in combination with diet and exercise for chronic weight management in
adults with a BMI >=30 kg/m2 or in adult
patients with a BMI >=27 kg/m2 with at least
one co-morbid indication.
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