The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is requiring a new warning about liver injury to be placed on the weight-loss drugs Xenical and Alli. Xenical is a prescription weight-loss drug made by Roche Holding AG. Alli is an over-the-counter version of the same drug marketed by GlaxoSmithKline PLC at a lower dose. The FDA said the warning is based on rare reports of liver injury associated with the products. From April 1999 to August 2009 the FDA said it received 12 reports of liver injury associated with Xenical from outside the U.S. and one U.S. report associated with Alli. Among those reports, two people died and three people needed a liver transplant.
Source: Associated Press
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