Injuries due to taking Fen-Phen demand experienced representation
Fen-Phen was withdrawn in 1997 after the Mayo Clinic reported that 24 patients developed heart valve disease. In one reported study of five Fen-Phen users who underwent valve replacement surgery, the diseased valves were found to have distinctive features similar to those seen in carcinoid syndrome. Soon after, a New England Journal of Medicine article linked Fen-Phen usage to valve disease.
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Fen-Phen marketed as anti-obesity drug
Fen-Phen was an anti-obesity drug that consisted of two medications: (Pondimin) fenfluramine and (Ionamin) phentermine.
The FDA in 1997 asked American Home Products (AHP), the makers of Pondimin (Fenfluramine) and Redux (Dexfenfluramine), to withdraw its popular anti-obesity combination Fen-Phen drug from the market. AHP manufactured fenfluramine under the brand name Pondimin and AHP’s subsidiary, Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, manufactured dexfenfluramine under the name Redux. Medical studies have linked Pondimin and Redux to heart valve disease.
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