Pfizer's twice-daily weight loss pill joins a long list of obesity drug flops

Posted on AllSides December 2nd, 2023
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Pfizer' s twice-daily version of its experimental weight loss pill has now joined a long list of other scrapped drugs that aimed to treat obesity but came with unintended consequences. The drugmaker on Friday said it will stop developing the twice-daily treatment, danuglipron, after obese patients taking the drug lost significant weight but experienced high rates of adverse side effects in a midstage clinical trial. Pfizer noted that it will release data on a once-daily version of the pill next year, which will "inform the path forward." The announcement came...

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