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First FDA-approved treatment for patients with binge-eating disorder

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FDA expanded the use of lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse—Shire) for the treatment of adults with moderate to severe binge-eating disorder after data from three clinical studies showed that patients taking the drug had a decrease in the number of binge-eating days per week and fewer obsessive–compulsive binge-eating behaviors compared with those given placebo.