Concerns about Safety of Diet Pill

Research has shown that a diet pill available in America increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes .
The FDA may be removing Meridia, an Abbott Laboratories’ diet pill, from the shelves upon its expressed concerns regarding safety in an online review.
The future of it is going to be discussed at a special meeting, where the risk to people’s hearts will be analysed.
The FDA will be considering a number of proposals, including the removal of Meridia from general sale.
Meridia has been on sale since 1997.
However, 2009 data shows that patients taking the drug had an 11 per cent greater risk of heart attack and stroke in contrast to the 10 per cent on a placebo.
European regulators removed this product from the market in January 2010.

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