New weight loss pill set to hit the market on Tuesday

(CBS42)
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[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1370903328&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4091010&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1370903328 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — A new weight loss drug is expected to hit the market on Tuesday.

The drug, called Belviq, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2012.

The company delayed the launch because of logistical issues.

It functions by tricking the brain into thinking the stomach is full, causing users to eat less food and eventually lose weight.

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