Many years and millions of research dollars later, our only remaining pharmaceutical arm in the fight against obesity is orlistat (Xenical), with the convenient side effects of bloating, stomach upset, and the need to have a public restroom app on your iPhone in
case of emergencies. So what’s a health care system to do?
On one hand, you
might argue that Big Pharma has failed us in the obesity space. So should they throw in the towel?