FDA panel to consider OTC status for GSK's anti-obesity drug

12/14/2005 | USA Today

An FDA advisory committee has scheduled a meeting for late January to consider whether to recommend over-the-counter status for GlaxoSmithKline's obesity drug Xenical. If the panel makes a positive recommendation, the drug -- which works by blocking some fat from being absorbed -- would be the first prescription anti-obesity drug to be made available OTC.

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