Heart-valve disease linked to common diet drug

Brown, C. J.
August 1997
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;08/15/97, Vol. 157 Issue 4, p362
Academic Journal
Describes a study to be published in the New England Journal of Medicine which observed serious heart-valve damage in patients treated for obesity with fenfluramine and phentermine (fen-phen). Research at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota; Details of study; Drugs' effect on circulating serotonin levels; Reaction from Health Canada's Therapeutic Products Directorate.


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