Sanofi's Acomplia Stumbles
It seems FDA isn't as comfortable as some thought about letting Sanofi-Aventis' much-vaunted obesity candidate rimonabant (Acomplia) onto the market. But the agency's caution--and that's all it appears to be--isn't so surprising.
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