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GSK seeks to market orlistat in Europe

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

GlaxoSmithKline's marketing application for a 60 mg nonprescription orlistat weight loss product has been accepted for review by the European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products, the firm announces Oct. 2. GSK seeks a license to market the drug in all 27 EU member countries, though initial launch markets have not been confirmed, the firm notes. Known in the U.S. as alli, the OTC product was approved by FDA in February (1"The Tan Sheet" Feb. 12, 2007, p. 8). On sale in the U.S. since June, alli is the only FDA-approved weight loss product available without a prescription...

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