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fen-phen

 (fĕn′fĕn′)
n.
A combination of two drugs, fenfluramine hydrochloride and phentermine, formerly prescribed for weight loss but withdrawn from the market in 1997 because of potentially dangerous side effects.
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The pair are in prison awaiting trial on charges that they, and a third lawyer, committed fraud involving millions of dollars after a EUR200 million settlement in 2001 with the maker of phen-fen, which was withdrawn from the market in 1997 after reports of heart disease and pulmonary hypertension.
The Phen-Fen Weight Loss Program: What You Should Know'' seminar will cover the latest developments in this diet program and show you how to keep weight off for life.
Wolfe has worked on important litigation matters pertaining to asbestos, breast implants, Bentlate, Halcion, Prozac, Phen-Fen, and tobacco and smoking.
Davis is regarded for "coordinating complex multi-party and national litigation" as well as his role in the Phen-Fen and HIV-tainted blood cases.
From the first Phen-Fen cases, to Florida's infamous election litigation fighting for a recount, to the most recent class-action lawsuit against the manufacturer of Prozac, Freedland, Farmer, Russo & Sheller have proved both individually and now collaboratively that they are qualified to take on the most challenging legal causes.
to file a class action suit against the manufacturers of the diet drug Phen-Fen.
From the first Phen-Fen cases, to Florida's infamous election litigation fighting for a recount to the most recent class-action lawsuit against the manufacturer of Prozac, Freedland, Farmer, Russo & Sheller have proved both individually and now collaboratively that they are qualified to take on the most challenging legal causes.
The Ayala product family does not contain controversial ingredients such as Ephedra and/or Phen-Fen.
There appears to be a revolt by dietitians after the phen-fen debacle," commented Mellin, who is an associate professor of family and community medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.
Coming on the heels of a Texas jury's $1 billion award to the family of a woman who died after taking one of the now banned phen-fen diet drugs, Freedland, Farmer, Russo & Sheller PL await a trial date for a strikingly similar case against Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories.
Lovett as a patient, testified that her heart valve problems were caused by myxomatous degeneration and not by use of phen-fen.
Freedland is most noted as one of the first lawyers involved in the highly publicized Phen-Fen diet drug litigation and has since devoted significant efforts into successfully protecting victims' rights on this issue.