WASHINGTON - Abbott Laboratories said Friday it will withdraw its diet pill Meridia in the U.S.
ADELPHI, Md. - Federal health experts rejected a highly anticipated weight loss pill Thursday that was thought to offer a safer way to shed pounds than older medications linked to dangerous side effects.
ADELPHI, Md. - Federal health advisers delivered a split opinion Wednesday on whether to withdraw the diet pill Meridia due to evidence that it increases heart attack and stroke, with half voting to ban it and the others favoring new warnings and restricted distribution.
WASHINGTON - Federal health officials dealt a surprising blow on Tuesday to an experimental diet pill that was thought to offer a safer way to shed pounds after decades of dangerous side effects reported with weight loss drugs.
NEW YORK - Editors of a top medical journal call Meridia "another flawed diet pill" and question whether it should stay on the market as a study shows it raises the risk of heart attack and stroke in people with heart problems.
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