Following Sanofi’s (SFY) FDA setback today, the guys turn to the webcam to ask a nutrition expert about the viability of a miracle weight-loss drug.
Dr. Kelly Brownell, co-founder and director of Yale’s Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, says the hope will go on because the market for such a drug is “tremendous” with two-third of Americans overweight and many of them desperate for a miracle pill. But Brownell doesn’t see anything in the pipeline. He thinks the real hope for the obesity crisis lies in prevention, and the burden then moves to the food industry, as well as the individual. So while Big Pharma will continue to develop the perfect weight loss drug because of the huge market it would tap, the real answer may have to come from elsewhere, Brownell says.
Face 2 Face - Weight Loss Edition
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