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$21 Billion Dollars Set Aside For Fen-Phen Lawsuit Settlements

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Something interesting I recently learned is that people who took Fen-Phen as long as 20 years ago may just now be starting to develop severe heart problems, such as Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, or PPH.  The PPH lawyers I’ve spoken to indicate that Fen-Phen lawsuits are far from over.

Wyeth, acquired by Pfizer Inc. in October, set aside more than $21 billion to resolve almost 200,000 lawsuits involving fen-phen.

Source: Fen-Phen Risks Won’t Color U.S. FDA Diet Pill Review – BusinessWeek

The above article gives an overview of some of the new weight loss drugs coming on the market.  Some are supposedly similar to Fen-Phen, but hopefully they won’t cause the same side effects.