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Alli Diet Drug Investigated by FDA for Liver Injury

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Alli, the over-the-counter weight loss drug manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline and its prescription counterpart Xenical, manufactured by Roche, are being investigated by the FDA after more than two dozen adverse event reports have associated the drugs with liver injury.

Alli contains half the dose of orlistat than the prescription drug Xenical is designed to block fat absorption in the intestines. Xenical was approved for use in 1999 while Alli appeared on the market in 2007.