Demise of fen-phen a weighty issue for S.D. dieters

Acello, Richard
November 1997
San Diego Business Journal;11/10/97, Vol. 18 Issue 45, p13
Reports that dieters who have taken `fen-phen,' a two-pill combination of fenfluramine and phentermine, were found to have leaky heart valves. Information on Weight Watchers' `1-2-3 Success' weight loss program; Goal of the program; Other weight loss programs; Key to successful weight loss.


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