Through its acquisition of Knoll Pharmaceuticals and MERIDIA
, its recent strategic alliance with Millennium Pharmaceuticals to collaborate on the discovery and development of new drugs and diagnostics for metabolic diseases, and its traditional strengths in developing novel medical nutritional products, Abbott is assembling the resources to develop innovative treatments for metabolic disorders, including obesity, hyperlipidemia and diabetes.
com offers the prescription medications Phentermine, Meridia
, Adipex, Bontril, Tenuate, Didrex, Ionamin, and Xenical for weight loss, Viagra for erectile dysfunction, Propecia for hair loss, Vaniqa for unwanted facial hair, Ortho Tri-Cyclen for birth control, Renova and Retin-a for skin care, Ultram, Vioxx, and Celebrex for relief of pain from arthritis, Acyclovir and Valtrex for herpes, and Zyban for quitting smoking.
STORM Study Suggests Long-Term Success With MERIDIA
announce that on March 26, 2002 a nationwide class action lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against Abbott Laboratories and Knoll Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturers of the potentially deadly diet drug Meridia
(sibutramine hydrochloride monohydrate).
Visitors to the fair will be able to tour through the Meridia
Mobile Health Bus which is like a complete hospital on wheels.
On March 19, 2002, Public Citizen petitioned the Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") to remove Meridia
from the market.
According to the study, 67 percent of people taking MERIDIA
maintained more than a five percent weight loss (compared to 49 percent in placebo group) and 37 percent maintained more than a 10 percent weight loss (compared to 19 percent in the placebo group).
Prior to joining the CCF, Lordeman was president and COO of Meridia
Hillcrest Hospital, a subsidiary of Meridia
According to Maria Jenkins, a person taking MERIDIA
and a roundtable participant, "I tried eliminating fats from my diet but I still wasn't reducing the amount of food I ate so I was not losing weight.
It provides opportunities for free MERIDIA
for select people, and significant discounts on MERIDIA
for everyone else with a doctor's prescription.
Jennifer Belk, an actress who starred in the commercial for MERIDIA
, will also be on-site to share her real life success story with MERIDIA
People can apply for enrollment in the Mission Control MERIDIA
program from 6 a.