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EMDAC Makes CV Safety Top Priority in Obesity Drugs

By Mari Serebrov
Washington Editor

Friday, March 30, 2012
Cardiovascular safety won out over all other risk factors and the need to encourage the development of innovative weight-loss drugs Thursday as the FDA's Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee (EMDAC) voted 17-6 that cardiovascular outcome trials (CVOTs) should be required for all obesity drugs, even those that have no theoretic cardiovascular risk or signal.

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