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The prescription weight-loss drug Meridia has been recalled due to an increased risk of serious and potentially life-threatening heart problems, including heart attacks, strokes and death. MERIDIA LAWSUIT STATUS: The limited weight-loss benefits provided by Meridia are outweighed by the increased risk of cardiovascular problems, leading federal drug regulators to issue a Meridia recall in […]

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Banned Meridia Found in Several Weight Loss Supplements, FDA Warns

The FDA warns that some weight loss supplements include the active ingredient from Meridia, a banned substance that can cause heart attacks and strokes.

Public Citizen Predicts Heart Valve Problems with Belviq Weight-Loss Drug

Officials at the prominent consumer watchdog group, Public Citizen, panned the federal government’s decision to approve a new weight loss drug, Belviq, predicting that it may eventually be recalled due to reports of heart damage. 

Weight Loss Drug Heart Risks Should Be Studied Before Approval: Panel

A panel of outside advisors to the FDA has recommended that drug companies be required to prove that new weight loss medications are safe for the heart before obtaining approval from federal health regulators. 

Despite Meridia Heart Risk, Ingredient May Remain in Unregulated Drugs

Some experts are warning that a recent Meridia recall may not be enough to keep the potentially dangerous weight-loss drug away from consumers, as many unregulated dietary supplements appear to use sibutramine, the active ingredient for Meridia. 

FDA Decision to Recall Meridia Came Too Late for Some: Public Citizen

The prominent consumer advocacy group Public Citizen is criticizing the FDA over how long it took the federal drug regulatory agency to recall Meridia, a prescription weight-loss drug that has been linked to an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. The FDA may have cost countless lives by waiting years after evidence showed that […]

Meridia Recall Issued Due to Heart Attack And Stroke Risks

Federal regulators have decided that the weight-loss drug Meridia is too dangerous to stay on the market, due to the risk of heart attack and stroke. 

FDA Panel Divided on Whether to Recall Meridia

A panel of experts convened by the FDA were split down the middle on Wednesday when trying to decide whether to recommend that Meridia be removed from the market over concerns that it increases the risk of heart attacks while providing very little weight-loss benefits. 

Recall of Meridia Will Be Debated by FDA This Week

This week, an independent advisory panel to the FDA will consider whether a recall of Meridia should be issued due to the risk of heart attacks associated with the weight-loss drug.

Side Effects of Meridia Increases Risk of Heart Attack: Study

A clinical study funded by Abbott Laboratories has concluded that the side effects of Meridia, a weight loss drug, may increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. 

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