US diet pill gets green signal For the first time in 13 years the US Food and Drug Administration has approved a pill to help people lose weight. June 29 2012 at 01:40pm Related Stories Comment Guidelines Please read our comment guidelines. Login and register, if you haven’ t already. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As) Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.