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Roche (Nutley, NJ) recently announcedthat the FDA has approved labeling foruse of the prescription weight-loss medicationXenical (orlistat) in the managementof obese adolescents aged 12 to 16years. This approval offers physicians andparents of overweight and obese adolescentsa safe and effective treatment optionto help manage their weight. Xenicalworks locally in the stomach to preventdietary fat absorption by approximately30%. It helps the patient lose weight aswell as maintain the weight loss. For moreinformation, visit www.xenical.com.