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A New Obesity Drug Faces the Weight of History


7/8/2013 8:26:55 AM

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A look at past launches of obesity drugs shows the hard road that Belviq, the new weight loss pill from Japanese drug giant Eisai and biotech Arena Pharmaceuticals ARNA +1.64%, will have to traverse. Over the past 15 years, other obesity drugs have seen their usage ramp up far faster than Belviq has since it hit pharmacy shelves on June 11.

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