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Dangers of Anti-Obesity Drugs Evident in Meridia Recall

Posted on October 22nd, 2010 by comadm  |  3 Comments »

After more than a decade, Abbott Laboratories has finally withdrawn Meridia (Sibutramine), the controversial anti-obesity drug. This was due to strong pressure from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), backed by the results of a clinical study which showed that Meridia increased the risk of heart attack and stroke by 16 percent. Meridia works by […]