NICE gives go-ahead for rimonabant

July 2008
Pulse;7/9/2008, Vol. 68 Issue 24, p18
The article reports on the approval of the use of rimonabant in obese patients who cannot take orlistat and sibutramine by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in Great Britain. The institute has advised that there must be careful consideration of current or previous depressive disorders and regular monitoring in prescribing rimonabant. The recommendation of NICE also state that a patient must lose 5% of their body weight in order to continue the treatment.


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