New obesity drug, Meridia

    Knoll is promoting their new obesity drug, Meridia.

    Meridia (sibutramine) inhibits the reuptake of norepinephrine and serotonin. It helps reduce appetite and increase metabolism.

    Meridia leads to about a 5% to 10% weight loss. This doesn't sound like much, but it's sometimes enough to decrease the risk of hypertension, diabetes, etc.

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