Sanofi drug shown effective in weight loss and curbing smoking

An anti-craving drug under development by Sanofi-Aventis has been shown effective in helping patients lose weight and cut down on smoking. Rimonabant works on a newly discovered system in the brain that is involved in motivation and the control of appetite. Study results showed 39% of people taking the drug for one year lost more than 10% of their body weight.

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