Opioid addiction drug for weight loss?


Weight Loss Drug Trial Troubles

The naltrexone/bupropion (Contrave) weight loss pill might nearly halve the risk of myocardial infarction, stroke, or heart disease death, according to interim data released from the Light trial…

That’s bupropion, “primarily used as an antidepressant and smoking cessation aid.” ¬†And naltrexone:



What’s Killing White Women?


Part of the jump in the death rate for whites is explained by the epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse and overdoses that disproportionately affected whites. But that accounts for only half the total increase, according to the report. Other causes of death on the rise include suicide and respiratory disease. Some declined, including traffic deaths, homicides, and the cancers most closely linked to smoking…