New F.D.A. Approved Weight Loss Drug Qsymia and the Attraction of Quick Fixes
You’ll soon be able to buy a new quick fix to your weight loss problem soon.
Qsymia won’t be free, of course, and while a price is yet to be announced, it will not be covered by your health insurance. Who knows how much it’ll cost? $2 a pill? $20 a pill? Don’t worry, whatever it is, people will open their wallets.
Oh, and don’t forget the reported side effects during clinical trials. Some folks “…suffered an increased heart rate and a condition called metabolic acidosis, which can lead to hyperventilation, fatigue and anorexia.” This is all to maybe have a slight advantage in losing weight.
Personally, it doesn’t seem worth the risk. Or the cost.
I’m all for medicine. I’m all for supplements. Heck, I love drugs — I’m the first to go to the medicine cabinet (or ask my wife what I should take!) when I feel like I’m coming down with something. But if your goal is to lose weight and try to be healthy, paying to pump yourself full of drugs that may or may not help you reach your weight loss goals in the slightest is probably not the best way to go about it.
Rest assured, the company that makes Qsymia and other companies like it aren’t selling you some magical weight loss formula that will cure all of your ails.
They’re selling you hope in a bottle.