Fat Drug Flies In Cyberspace

It was only a matter of time before weight-loss drugs and the Internet got together. They're made for each other. More and more of us go online and, perhaps partly as a result, more and more of us meet the clinical definition of obesity (about 66 million Americans today weigh 30% more than they should). So it was no surprise that sales of Xenical, the diet pill that just won FDA approval, exploded across the Net last week. There is, it seems, no shortage of Doritos-gobbling geeks who would prefer to fight flab without doing anything more strenuous than clicking a...

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