Published on the Packaging World Web site
| September 30, 1997
FDA announced it plans to require warnings on labels of the popular prescription diet drug "fen/phen" after receiving reports that the drug combination can cause serious damage to heart valves.
Fen/phen is a combination of fenfluramine and phentermine both of which are approved for short-term use though not specifically in combination. Studies are planned of fen/phen users as well as for several other chemically similar prescription drugs used in dieting.
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