Can a Pill Save You from Yourself?

Hirshberg, Charles
April 2006
Men's Health;Apr2006, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p140
This article provides information on the drug Acomplia. The drug could well be just the first of a whole new class of drugs that work by taking advantage of one of the most intriguing biological discoveries of the past 20 years, the endocannabinoid system. To study these sorts of effects, Sanofi-Aventis tested its potential blockbuster on a huge scale, recruiting more than 13,000 people in both Europe and North America to sample the medicine's effectiveness in smoking cessation, weight loss, and the prevention of type-2 diabetes.


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