Belviq could help turn around the depressed levels of USA tourism to Mexico border cities. A combination of narco trafficker turf wars and new US Passport travel requirements to visit Mexico has transformed robust border commerce to a relative ghost town-like trickle.
Belviq would not only reinvigorate border commerce, but also generate major pressure for DEA to expedite this never ending C-IV scheduling process. Walmart, Walgreens, and independent pharmacies are going to get riled up if they start losing big sales to caravans of overweight people making day trips across the border to stock up on a three month supply.
Maybe Eisai should expedite Canadian approval efforts too?