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Abbott Laboratories, the manufacturer of the diet drug Meridia (also known by the generic name of sibutramine) has announced the voluntary withdrawal of the product due to concerns over an increased risk of heart attack or stroke.
Patients who have used Meridia and suffered a subsequent heart attack or stroke should seek the advice of a qualified, board certified personal injury lawyer to determine if they are entitled to compensation.
Abbott resorted to this measure after being requested to do so by the United States Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”). The FDA was prompted to take this drastic action after clinical trials demonstrated a link between the medication and the serious cardiovascular events.
“Physicians are advised to stop prescribing Meridia to their patients, and patients should stop taking this medication. Patients should talk to their health care provider about alternative weight loss and weight loss maintenance programs.”
United States Food and Drug Administration, (“FDA”) October 8, 2010
Meridia was first approved as an obesity drug in 1997 for weight loss and maintenance of weight loss.