Petition to FDA to Ban Orlistat (Alli, Xenical)

April 14, 2011

View document as pdf.

Public Citizen petitions the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to immediately ban both the prescription drug, Xenical (orlistat; Hoffman-La Roche), and the over-the-counter (OTC) drug, Alli (orlistat; GlaxoSmithKline), because they expose patients to serious risks that greatly outweigh their minimal clinical benefits.

December 16, 2013, FDA denial of petition.


RSVP to Public Citizen's Gala

The event will feature a keynote address from U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and remarks from Desmond Meade — who led the campaign that restored voting rights to 1.4 million Floridians.