So, is anyone else annoyed about this new weight-loss drug, Qnexa? Not only does it contain half of the deadly duo Fen-Phen, but it comes with some serious side effects. One of those side effects is cleft palates and lips in the babies of women who take the drug. So what does the FDA panel recommend? They want Qnexa to be dispensed by a select few mail-order pharmacies that will keep careful tabs on who gets the drug to ensure that women of childbearing age don't take it.
Say what?! "Childbearing age" ranges from roughly 12 to 40. Who is most affected by the pressure to be thin? Women between ages 12 and 40. Tell me what the good of this drug is going to be? Why is it even being considered a possibility?
I wish that Big Pharma would spend its money on creating drugs that help people. You know, like maybe curing cancer or REDUCING STUPIDITY!!!
Thanks for letting me vent.