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Commonly referred to as Fen-Phen, the combination of fenfluramine and phentermine at one time was a highly touted weight loss or anti-obesity medication.  In 1997 the FDA requested that it be withdrawn from the market after reports surfaced linking the combination to heart valve disease and pulmonary hypertension.

The Mayo Clinic had found cases of a rare valvular disease in some women who had taken Fen-Phen.  Other doctors also reported abnormal echocadiograms in some women taking Fen-Phen for weight loss and more evidence of heart valve damage appeared.

By 2005 it was reported that over 50,000 product liability lawsuits had been filed against the manufacturers of the Fen-Phen drugs seeking damages in the billions of dollars.


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The San Diego Union Tribune Arena Pharma recovers from weight loss failure The San Diego Union Tribune Mindful of the deaths and injuries from the fen phen debacle of the late 1990s, the FDA imposed strict limitations on weight loss drugs, and required warnings of scary potential side effects, such as heart disease. So Arena focused on replacement drugs Financial Newsletter ZacksZacks Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ARNA Stock Price Today ZacksZacks all 122 news articles raquo

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MMAjunkie UFC 22239s Brian Ortega done with haters who still criticize failed 2014 drug test MMAjunkie Or like fen phen remember that I took that in order to help my weight cut, which every fighter hates weight cutting. But I never excused no matter what it is that I took. I took full responsibility for what is it, what I did, and I did my punishment and more raquo

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