A dangerous duo?

Boughner, Derek R.
September 1997
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;09/15/97, Vol. 157 Issue 6, p705
Academic Journal
Editorial. Focuses on the unusual valvular heart disease that developed in women taking combined diet-drug therapy. The agents involved being fenfluramine and phentermine more commonly known as fen-phen; The number of cases reported; The evidence; The valves affected.


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