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FDA Warns of Heart Risk for Meridia

Posted on Feb 1, 2010 in Uncategorized

Weight Loss Drug Called Risky for People With Hypertension or Heart Disease By Daniel J. DeNoon WebMD Health NewsReviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MDJan. 21, 2010 – The weight loss drug Meridia is too dangerous for people with high blood pressure or heart problems, the FDA today warned. European authorities today went one step further and banned the drug, known generically as sibutramine and sold in Europe as Reductil. “Evidence suggests that there is an increased risk of non-fatal heart attacks and strokes with this medicine that outweighs the benefits of weight loss, which is...

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