Tag Archives: Drugs

Can a new generation of weight-loss drugs finally help patients win at the losing game?

In 1992, a University of Rochester pharmacologist named Michael Weintraub published a study on a drug combination that appeared to produce never-before-seen weight loss. By week 34, his subjects — 121 volunteers — lost, on average, 30 pounds. What’s more, they rated the fenfluramine-plus-phentermine regimen not only more helpful than placebo, but also not terribly “bothersome.” The tiny study… Read More »

Doctor launches the first online clinic dedicated to using common drugs to slow aging

Dr. Zalzala hopes to serve the growing market of people interested in anti-aging treatments. One of the many wild medical pursuits in Silicon Valley is the effort to slow down the aging process. Sajad Zalzala is trying to make it a reality. Zalzala, a 38-year-old family medicine doctor based in the Detroit area, has just… Read More »