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

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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 there was an unacceptable risk of heart problems with Meridia, according to Public Citizen.…

Meridia Lawsuits

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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 October 2010. Lawyers are considering the potential for Meridia lawsuits for individuals who have suffered a: Heart Attack Stroke Death…

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. …